Like so many others, today I was shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Steve Jobs. He was the da Vinci of our era.
It’s staggering to consider the number of ways that Steve dramatically changed the world during his lifetime. Off the top of my head I can think of seven:
- Personal Computer (Apple II)
- Graphical User Interface for PCs (Macintosh)
- Animated Motion Pictures (Pixar)
- Music Listening (iPod)
- Music Purchasing (iTunes)
- Cellphones (iPhone)
- Tablet Computing (iPad)
Unbelievable. And this list still leaves out major leaps that he drove in our thinking in areas like design, advertising, and retail stores.
I am sure that the hero and legacy of Steve Jobs will continue to inspire people for generations to come.