As he liked to say, he lived at the intersection of technology and liberal arts and that’s why it worked.
It’s strange to feel sad for his death when I didn’t even know the man, but I am. I am sad that his impact on our lives while it will be felt for many decades to some extent will not be able to evolve and continue.
For 2 decades, I resisted and ignored his creations. I was the Windows guy that everyone came too for help. I think I used a Mac twice. I have though always felt that my vision and ideas for technology also lived at the intersection of technology and liberal arts.
The day I held my first iPhone in my hand was the day I realized how much I had missed out on for all those years, but my appreciation was even greater, because finally someone realized the promise of the technology. There it was, usable and powerful and fun.
His impact will not even be fully realized for years to come, because his products have completely reshaped what technology is and can do.
via The Steve Jobs I Knew – Walt Mossberg – Mossblog – AllThingsD.