In the coming days and weeks, there will be so many moving tributes dedicated to the great American innovator and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who sadly passed away on Oct. 5 at the age of 56, after battling pancreatic cancer.
Stephen Colbert included. During Thursday night’s installment of The Colbert Report, the host paid honor to Jobs, who he described as, “a visionary who changed the way we use computers, listen to music, communicate, and stay awake in meetings.” But, Jobs was more than just that to Colbert — he was the man who gave him the chance to be cooler than Jay-Z. (According to his Are You Cooler Than Jay-Z iPod app, though, he’s not.) While there countless words of gratitude and praise for Jobs, Colbert may have summed up it best when he read an email that the Apple co-founder wrote to him after debuting the iPad at the 52nd Annual Grammys: “Sweet! Thanks!” To which Colbert replied, perhaps on behalf of all of us, “Right back ‘atcha!”
Watch the entire funny and moving clip below: