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Steve Jobs R.I.P.

October 5, 2011

We all saw it coming, and still it takes a moment to sink in. As I sit here surrounded by four Apple computers, I realize what that brand has enabled us to do over the years, and how Jobs was the driving force—again—for the last decade and a half. In his second go-around he took Apple from the brink to an unlikely success in the personal computer world, at a time when Macs—in numbers—were insignificant when compared to the prevalence of Windows computers. 

That would have been enough to secure him a seat in the pantheon of innovation gods. But he made Apple into the forerunner and pacesetter in personal computerized gadgetry that few of us could have imagined twenty years ago. What we can do with those gadgets, when and where and how we choose to use them, adds up to creativity and personal freedom. That’s a lot to be thankful for.

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