Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to Steve Jobs, the United States computing entrepreneur and inventor who has died at the age of 56.
Steve Jobs was unlike any other, " Mr. Ban said, according to a note released by his spokesperson. He saw what others did not. He believed above all else in the power of human ingenuity " to create "tools` that people could use, that would not only improve our lives but, quite literally, change the world. He was truly global force. "
Mr. Jobs, the co-founder and former chief executive of Apple Inc., died yesterday. He is credited with some of the biggest technological developments in computing of recent decades.