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On the passing of Steve Jobs

My iPhone beeped at me to let me know that AP had some very sad news for me, while I had my MacBook Pro open configuring an AirPort Extreme in the home of a prominent writer and director in Hollywood, and for a moment I was overwhelmed with the following realizations:

The iPhone is from Steve.

The MacBook Pro is from Steve.

The AirPort Extreme is from Steve.

My career is from Steve (and ok, so I had something to do with it too, but without Apple my work would not be in this field).

The writer/director's assistant was using her white MacBook, from Steve.

The writer/director writes on an iMac or a MacBook Pro, views dailies on his iMac, uses his iPhone, all from Steve.

Steve has been famously quoted as saying he wanted to put a ding in the universe. Mission Accomplished.

I don't mean to diminish the work of the thousands who helped shape and bring Steve's dreams to reality, but when we think of the overwhelming spread of his impact it's hard to even come up with a way to wrap one's mind around the idea that it's almost impossible to come up with any area of the arts, science, industry or even sports that has not been impacted by Steve's vision of what's important in this life.

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