A lot has been said tonight on the passing of Steve Jobs and I won’t go into a history of his life and accomplishments. Plenty of other sites are doing that.
I just wanted to say ‘thanks’ to Steve for raising the bar for all of us, not just Apple. By insisting on making great products, Jobs forced his competitors to do better as well and we all benefited from that. Think of how much better all of our computers, phones, and media players are because of Steve’s work.
It is extraordinary for one person’s work to touch so many people’s lives. Very few are so lucky.