1955 – 2011
A true icon of tech industry Steve Jobs is no more with us.
Say what you will about the dynamic maverick who built and rebuilt Apple over the course of four decades, but Steve Jobs was a visionary.
Jobs’ death comes less than 24 hours after Tim Cook took the stage for the first time as CEO and unveiled the iPhone 4s. It was an oddly subdued affair that felt like a change of direction for Apple.
Steve Jobs is important to us because the gifts he gave mankind are innumerable. He gave us the gifts of elegance, of clarity, of drive. He gave us computers that spawned industries, phones that paid millions of salaries. He made it so I can Facetime from the road with my children before they go to bed and not have to worry about connection issues, downloads, fiddling. The stuff he made just works.