I never met Steve Jobs, and I have a funny feeling I probably wouldn’t have gotten along with the guy very well. But ever since I learned video editing on a PowerMac G5 running Final Cut Pro 5, I’ve been a big fan of the company he co-created. Between the iPhone, my two MacBook Pros, and the iPod classic I stopped listening to when I got the iPhone, I’ve probably spent more of the last 5 years using Apple products than those of any other company (except maybe General Motors).
It’s with sadness and shock that I learn of the passing of Steve Jobs tonight. A great visionary and businessman has left the world and taken his ideas and wisdom with him. He will be thought of often in the days, weeks, and years to come. I expect sales of the soon-to-be released biography will skyrocket; I suspect a copy will be on my Kindle.
Rest in peace, Steve Jobs.