I've already read quite a few tributes to Steve Jobs, but thus far I think President Obama said it best.
"Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.
By building one of the planet's most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.
The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented."
While we as individuals are much more than our technology, we undoubtedly take our technology into account when defining ourselves. ("I'm a Mac. I'm a PC.") I am a woman, wife, and mother, but I'm also a Mac and an aspiring writer who's finding her new endeavors possible because of Steve's visions and creations. As I sit here blogging on my Mac, I'm grateful.
Thank you, Steve, and rest in peace.