Steve’s Departure, the Day After

It’s hard to believe the reaction the world has had to the passing of Steve Jobs. I knew how much of a legend he was, but the outpour from the world has really been quite astonishing to behold. In some ways, I also didn’t expect it to have as much impact on me either, but I think it might have been more a reaction to some of the really thoughtful things I came across on the web. I suppose for me, I thought back to when some of my favorite icons passed, people such as Jim Hensen, and even James Doohan (Scotty, from Star Trek). I won’t drone on about such things, but here’s a list of a few places that I found interesting today:

I was left pondering today, what an amazing event this was… There aren’t many people that can create such as stir, and especially for someone who, really was a normal citizen. Not royalty or a rock star, but a CEO of a company… I don’t think this type of outpour will occur if Bill Gates were to pass, or even Michael Dell. It is quite fascinating when you think about it.

Steve Jobs has Passed Away!

Steve Jobs Passes Away at 56It was announced only a few hours ago that Steve Jobs, one of the key founders of Apple has passed away. Steve Jobs had been sick for some time with pancreatic cancer, and over the years he had become increasingly frail. It seems that Mr. Jobs at the age of 56, has lost his battle with cancer. It’s ironic that Steve passes away a day after Tim Cook made the announcement of the iPhone 4S. I may not have had much love for the way the man handled things, but it is undeniable what he helped accomplish, and the contributions he and Apple made to the world. My first computer was an Apple IIe, and I might not be who i am today if it weren’t for Apple. My condolences go out to Steve’s family, and I quietly mourn the loss of an iconic legend.