Wednesday, October 05, 2011

RIP, Steve Jobs

Just saw that Apple founder Steve Jobs passed away today. Sad but no shock, given his medical situation these last few years.

I was never much of an Apple fanboy, but there's no denying his impact on the world of computing. Facebook is currently awash with comments about his passing. I'll let others argue about his "genius," as well as his failings.

Though the Apple II and MacIntosh were groundbreaking devices, we may find that the iPhone (and its various offspring, including the iPod touch and iPad), ends up having a bigger impact on modern life, since it popularized the truly portable, hand-held personal computing device - something that could end up making desktops and laptops niche products.

A fascinating life, well-lived. The world will be a less interesting place without him.

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