Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs

Wow- Steve Jobs is dead.  I guess we shouldn't be surprised, given his widely reported and increasingly serious health problems.

I've read that he was a very demanding personality, a difficult boss, a high ego individual.  Perhaps that's true.  But of the 6 billion or so people on earth, he was one who had a singular, incredible impact on the lives of many people.  An amazing career:  there at the beginning of the personal computer revolution, and still there 30 years later with incredibly innovative and game-changing ideas.

I'm saddened by his death, and in awe of his remarkable life.  I'm personally touched because I feel that I grew up in the Jobs era; I'm almost exactly his age (born two weeks earlier). Computer technology changed my life and everybody's life.  Many of the advances would have come without Steve, but his unique genius blended technology with design to create incredibly innovative products that benefited all of us.

Thanks Steve.  You made your mark on this earth in a way that very few men do.  Rest in peace.

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