Google CEO Eric Schmidt provided a moving tribute about Steve Jobs to Businessweek.
Most touching is this lovely thing Jobs had to say about his children — this is Schmidt talking about Jobs:
Steve and I were talking about children one time, and he said the problem with children is that they carry your heart with them. The exact phrase was, “It’s your heart running around outside your body.” That’s a Steve Jobs quote. He had a level of perception about feelings and emotions that was far beyond anything I’ve met in my entire life. His legacy will last for many years, through people he’s trained and people he’s influenced. But what death means is you can’t call—you can’t call him. It’s a loss. I’ll miss talking to him.
I was fully aware of Jobs’s brilliance when he lived. I often called him the best marketer the world has ever seen. But, somehow, in death, as his friends share private, touching, tender moments like these, Steve Jobs becomes even more impressive and his loss becomes even more monumental.