Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

Steve Jobs changed the way we interact with technology and with each other. "Father of the Mac" he was the co-founder, former CEO, and chairman of Apple and the driving force behind the Mac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad; founder and former CEO of Pixar Animation Studios; following Pixar's purchase by Disney Jobs became a director of that company and its largest individual shareholder.

He changed the way movies are made, the way music is sold, the way stories are told, the very way we interact with the world around us. He helped us work, and gave us new ways to play. He was a myth made man.

Prior to Steve Jobs, computers were alien to most of us. They were accessible to few people without an engineering degree. Not merely because of their complex operating procedures, but also because they were so cold and so inhuman. Jobs understood that they could be something more than that. That while computers would never be people, he could endow them with humanity. He could transform them into machines that not only anyone could use, but that everyday people would enjoy using thanks to the art of great design. He made them something that would be part of our lives. And he did that again and again. (Gizmodo)

The world seems a little less magical today.

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