Today marks the passing of the most influential technological innovator of this generation. One year ago today, Steve Jobs passed out of this life and into legend. As time continues to put distance between memory and the man himself, he will continue to become more mythical than human. Despite all of his personality faults and personal shortcomings, the world will remember Steve Jobs for the impact he had on our day to day lives.
His legacy continues to thrive in the business decisions made not only at Apple, but by any company worldwide that has captured his vision of a mobile world. When Mark Zuckerburg tells the world that Facebook is now a mobile company, you can thank Steve Jobs and the iPhone for it.
In memory of Steve Jobs, visitors to the apple.com homepage will be greeted by a touching video and the letter you see above from current CEO, Tim Cook. Many of the tech publications are also honoring Jobs’ memory today. The TechCrunch banner image features a close-up of Jobs in his signature glasses. More than a few super-fans will be honoring his memory by participating in Black Turtleneck Day.
How do you think the world will view the legacy of Steve Jobs 5, 10, 20 years from now?