Like so many others, I’m in shock this evening after hearing the news of Steve Jobs’ death. Yes, we all thought it was probably coming, given his recent retirement. But we did not know for sure, and we hoped we were wrong.
On the occasion of Jobs’ retirement, I read some quotations in this article to the effect that Jobs did not think technology would change the world. I agree that technology alone cannot, but here’s what I wrote on Twitter this evening:
Technology may not change the world; but great technology can help the right ideas to change the world more quickly. Thank you, Steve Jobs.
See also this post, which I wrote on the occasion of Jobs’ retirement.
I’ve loved Apple under Jobs’ guidance, and I am hoping that Apple’s succession plan is as good as everything else Jobs helped to design.