This is one of those things you knew was coming, but you never actually believed would happen. Steve Jobs had something about him. Something superhuman. Something that made him seem immortal. He was a larger than life figure, and a bigger part in my life than you might expect. I’m a huge Apple nerd inside, and I’m crying on the inside. Steve was battling medical troubles for the last few years of his life, and a few months ago turned over his position as CEO of Apple to then COO, Tim Cook. Just yesterday, Tim Cook took the stage giving his first product announcement keynote since Steve’s resignation, and here we are today, and the man who started that company out of his garage, and then breathed new life into it in his spectacular return in 1997 is dead. His legacy however will live on forever. Months before his passing, he had the design for a new spaceship looking Apple campus to be built in Cupertino, and I think that design will serve as Steve’s final legacy. I’ll close with one more statement from President Barack Obama: There may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than fact that much of world learned of his passing on a device he invented.
Rest in peace, Steve. You deserve some rest after such a spectacular life