Steve Jobs Has Passed
By Alex Cranz
The man who gave us Pixar and Apple and the ubiquitous MP3 player has passed.
Steve Jobs was controversial and extraordinary.
I was a freshman in high school when he returned to Apple. I had one of the non-Jobs Powerbook 5300s that SNL made famous (they burst into flames) and his return was a breath of fresh air for a Mac-aficionado like me.
My father and I frequently bonded over our love of the man.
When a good friend passed away it was the admittedly shallow desire to play with the first generation iPod that finally cheered me up.
Many journalists I know today got into this business because of Jobs.
He wasn’t just an extraordinary businessman and a technological visionary; he was a cultural icon.
And he will be missed.