Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple, CEO of Pixar, driving force behind the popularization of the Mac, of iTunes and iPods, of Apple Retail, of the iPhone and iPad, and of Apple itself, passed away on October 5, 2011.
A temperamental, triumphant, fallible, transcendent technologist and artist, his taste, sensibility, and the sheer force and audacity of his vision more than dented our universe — it shaped our culture and our lives, and helped empower us to dent universes all our own.
You shook the world, Steve, and it was shaken at your passing. But technology goes on. Art goes on. Apple goes on. We’re lessened without you, but what you left behind enables us to achieve so much more.