Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a company-wide memo Friday asking employees to remember and reflect on the legacy of Apple’s iconic founder Steve Jobs.
Jobs died three years ago Sunday, on October 5, 2011, but he’s still shaping Apple, Cook says. In the email to employees, Cook writes, “Steve’s vision extended far beyond the years he was alive, and the values on which he built Apple will always be with us.” The memo was first reported by 9to5Mac.
You can read the full memo below.
Sunday will mark the third anniversary of Steve’s passing. I’m sure that many of you will be thinking of him on that day, as I know I will.
I hope you’ll take a moment to appreciate the many ways Steve made our world better. Children learn in new ways thanks to the products he dreamed up. The most creative people on earth use them to compose symphonies and pop songs, and write everything from novels to poetry to text messages. Steve’s life’s work produced the canvas on which artists now create masterpieces.
Steve’s vision extended far beyond the years he was alive, and the values on which he built Apple will always be with us. Many of the ideas and projects we’re working on today got started after he died, but his influence on them — and on all of us — is unmistakeable.
Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for helping carry Steve’s legacy into the future.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.