THURSDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2011 |
Posted by: Joe Puglisi
Last night, we said goodbye to one of the most influential thinkers of the past decade. iSad, to say the least. Steve Jobs was more than just a household name, or the figurehead of a vastly popular company; he was a proprietor of marrying style and substance in technology, and he took a crumbling market share and turned it into the slickest, most beloved cult to ever be written in ones and zeroes. He gave us the iPod, iTunes, and so many other ways to consume music in the modern age, the letter i will never be the same.
Jobs was an inspiration to many, and his passing affected the cult of Mac in the same way we mourn a favorite artist, just another indication of his zeitgeist status.
"The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented." - Barack Obama