I can’t deny that tonight, the world has lost a visionary who was largely responsible for the personal computer as we know it today. I for one will miss the hilarious emails that come from his personal email account. For those who didn’t know, Steve actually answered emails from the public. Regularly. Here’s a short collection:
“Steve Jobs Killed My Joke By Being Funny”
But, instead of rambling on with some mopey monologue about how we’ve lost a pretty awesome guy – I think I should instead share something that he said back at the Stanford University Commencement in 2005: “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.”
Apple’s homepage, for the first time that I can remember, has foregone their normal promotional spot. In its place is a picture of Steve himself, and text that reads “Steve Jobs 1955-2011”. Wikipedia has documented a list of statements about Steve Jobs’s death. CNN has also compiled a pretty good list of reactions to his death. Go look over them when you get a chance.
Stay hungry, stay foolish.