What words could be adequate to pay tribute to a genius? Steve Jobs, a man who changed our lives, died yesterday, succumbing to pancreatic cancer. We suspected his death was near, but wouldn't accept it. He taught us to accept nothing about what we thought we knew and to question our assumptions.
The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. - President Obama
Steve Jobs invented what we needed - before we knew we needed it. He transformed our lives in ways large and small. Today, I wonder how I ever lived without my iPhone and iPad. I think back to my first interactions with a computer - punching paper tape or cards to be read into a machine that would deliver my output hours later. While a technology revolution changed that, Steve Jobs was always the visionary leader, teaching us to demand the impossible, a life lesson that we can apply to any endeavor.
Perhaps I limit my own imagination, but I don't think he can be replaced.