The following is an excerpt from Meg Baker | May 22, 2012 | foxnews.com |
Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, vice president Al Gore, U2 frontman Bono and more honored the memory of late Apple founder Steve Jobs Monday in New York City at the 16th annual Webby Awards.
Called “the Oscars of the online world,” the Webbys are intended to honor online excellence including websites, interactive advertising, online film, mobile apps and more.
As a way of remembering one of the technology industry’s pioneers, a tribute video headlined by Obama, Clinton and Bono was introduced by another iconic figure — Richard Dreyfuss, the man who voiced the famous 90′s Apple advertising campaign, “The Crazy Ones.”
Following Webby “five-word speech” format, which boils acceptance speeches down to the fewest imaginable words, Obama praised Jobs “for thinking differently.” He then went, further explaining that “the truth is, when we talk about Steve Jobs, we only need one word: amazing.”
Clinton paid tribute to Jobs too, “For spreading American ingenuity worldwide.”
Bono thanked Jobs, “For saving lives with (RED).” While Vice President Al Gore said “Steve Jobs was insanely great.”
Other pop culture figures who participated in the round-up included talk show host Jimmy Fallon, who said of Jobs that……
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