Thank You Steve Jobs and the thousands of people who helped your vision become reality.
BREAKING: Apple says Steve Jobs has died.
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 5, 2011
This is how I found out about the passing of Steve Jobs.
I have no great words this evening. I have no stories or anecdotes. Yet, I sit here typing on an Apple Bluetooth keyboard, beside a Magic Trackpad. I type onto the screen of an iMac with my iPhone not far away.
My wife is laying in bed with her MacBook and her iPhone.
I am saddened. I feel there was a passing of a true visionary tonight. Say what you want about Apple and how Steve Jobs ran it, but he changed the face of technology. He changed how we think about, write about and interact with technology.
Technology is no longer a tool or a menace or an inconvenience. Technology is a part of who we are. Technology is a part of our daily lives. It is woven into the fabric of who we are and how we think and act. How we shop and conduct business. How we communicate near and far.
Technology became much friendlier after Steve.
The smiling Mac, a welcome face to the beginning of my journey into the Macintosh Apple IIe I spent so many hours playing with in elementary school. The PowerMac G4 I spent countless hours producing newspaper layouts in college. The original MacBook I carried with me everywhere I went for nearly 4 years.
Steve Jobs made the world a better place. He taught us how tech is not cold metal and plastic. He brought it into our homes and into our hearts.
He did this. He did this with the help of thousands of Apple employees past and present.
Thank you Steve Jobs. Thank you Steve Wozniak.
Thank you for setting into motion a vision of what technology could be.