Midway though writing a blog entry about yesterday’s iPhone 4S launch, I’m struck with this totally unexpected news. Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple has passed away, aged 56.
Steve, and the company he helped create, have been an inspiration to millions – myself included. He is partly to blame for where I am today – and the passion I have for technology and design. He has helped make Apple one of the most prominent and exciting technology companies in the world, and while I’m sure his legacy will live on – and although the passion and enthusiasm he’s inspired in others will sustain that – it just wont be the same without him.
If you have a few moments, I recommend you watch his 2005 Stanford University commencement speech. It’s sad to hear him talking about death, and his hopes – but his speech is truly inspirational.
Thank you Steve, and may you rest in peace.