On Wednesday, October 5, 2011, the world lost a true visionary.
It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Steve Jobs, after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was a impresario in the world of computers and technology, constantly pushing the boundaries, always coming up with “one more thing.”
Seldom has there been an individual that has shaped the course of the technological world in the way that Steve has done. While everyone may not agree with the way in which he guided Apple, Inc., there can be little doubt in anyone’s mind that his vision of the future has left an indelible mark on the fabric of society. From the garage of a small house came the seed that sparked a revolution in computers.
What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.
– Steve Jobs, 1991
I wish his family and his wife Laurene my condolences in the time of their loss.