A woman from Cupertino, Calif., rushed to Apple Inc.'s headquarters after news of Steve Jobs' demise spread.

It wasn't Bloomberg accidentally publishing Steve Jobs' obituary, and then news agencies prematurely reporting that the world has lost the man who invented the personal computer from his garage.

Or conspiracy theorists claiming that the death of a creative genius, who at one point made his company cash richer than the U.S. government, is one big cover-up.

It wasn't the guys from Memphis - who had been claiming that Elvis Presley is still alive - now insisting that they have sighted a man in his black long-sleeved St. Croix turtleneck, Levi's 501 blue jeans, and New Balance 991 sneakers.

"Steve Jobs is very much alive," says the woman.

We hope that he is indeed alive, and he'd appear at Apple's media event next year, touting the long awaited iPhone 5 and saying for the second time, "Reports about my death are greatly exaggerated." But his wife, Laurene, to whom he was married for 20 years, and their three children have confirmed, "Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family."

The $380 billion company that he built from scratch stated, "We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."

Right, he's dead, and his trademark theatrics will be missed at Apple's future media events, and his mood-swings and obsession to detail will be missed by Apple engineers.

But that woman, who sang "Amazing Grace" together with the people placing flowers at a bench at outside the Apple campus at 1 Infinite Loop, doesn't need to have her sanity checked.

She's right. Steve Jobs didn't pass away because he has found a way to stay. And it's not because he embraced Buddhism, where he will take new life through a much-deserved rebirth.

Jobs, according to U.S. President Barack Obama, was fond of saying that he lived everyday like it was his last. "Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it," Obama said.

His passion for excellence and his amazing brilliance are not only felt by his colleagues at Apple or the 200 million people who bought Macs, iPods, iPads or iPhones in the past year. Dreaming big and working hard even after being fired from the company he founded, he blazed new trails that are being followed by everyone in the tech industry.

Jobs' death is probably the end of an era of innovators, but not for innovation. Because while Jobs didn't live forever, he invented something that will.

Jobs, a visionary, had an impact so far-reaching even to those who haven't touched an Apple product. Jobs saw the future and led the world to do it, says The Associated Press. Jobs moved technology from his garages to our homes and our pockets and unveiled phenomenal products that raised the bar in the industry. He changed the way millions listen to music, download content from the Internet, use their cell phones, and interact with their computers. Indeed, he "turned technology into magic,' according to John Sculley, Apple's chief executive in the 1980s.

While the world is saddened about Jobs' death after a long battle with cancer, the world is also celebrating Steve's life and has expressed admiration for the man who changed the world.

Even his famous adversary, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has this to say, "The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come."

"The world has lost an amazing human being," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook, who succeeded the demanding visionary in August. "Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."

Jobs may have died but the Henry Ford of the Internet era will be remembered generations from now. He has achieved immortality for his contributions to the world of technology.

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life," he said in his Stanford University commencement speech. "Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."

It will be a long, silent, tearful walk to Jobs' funeral. What will break the ice would be a voice saying to the Cupertino woman, "Go home, it's gonna rain in few minutes." It's Siri, the language-based voice assistant created to life in the latest iPhone. .

Indeed, Steve Jobs is still alive.