I was a senior in high school; all I wanted for Christmas was a type writer to pound out my stories / poems / experiences, to graduate with honors and go on to college. It is so strange now at 45 and the death of Steve Jobs; I feel more affected / effected than when Elvis died as a child. To self-described GEEKS; I am an original computer junkie. Instead of going into college of which I had no money to do so --- I chose the Air Force; and the intel field chose me with all its tech gear. I actually remember the talking Mac, scrolling screen, cursive writing, and carrying handle. Times have changed eh?
I can think of no industry that has not been made better from the advent of computers, iPads, iPhones, etc, ushering in a true Jestsonian age. Commuting on the internet is the great equalizer of modern society. It matters not if you have degree; one can and may learn anything even social skills. A library of books are possible within nano seconds upon a device that weighs less than a single paper volume. Catalogs of music, applications, email, portable devices, medical records, personal records; the new technology is one that has instantly available information --- the newer informational revolution replaced the industurial.
While I keep Steve Jobs's wife, four children, family, and friends in my prayers for peace.
I just feel saddened to lose such a wonderful innovator.
May all find solace as these words are brought to you over one of the visions of a great leader.