It seemed like everyone heard the news at once.

As if an earthquake shook the technology world Wednesday evening, the Internet suddenly flooded with news alerts and tweets about the death of Steve Jobs.

The reactions of people in the news business ranged from sadness and appreciation to introspection about our own lives. Here's a sampling.

Nieman Lab's Megan Garber put together a Storify with more reactions, everyone from President Barack Obama to Google.