Whenever I thought of Steve Jobs, I thought about Apple. I thought about an innovator that brought us personal computers, iPods, iPhones and iPads. I thought about the sleek, sexy products that have in many ways, made our lives easier and changed the world.
Today though, after hearing the news of Steve’s passing, I don’t think about the future of Apple. I don’t think about computers or gadgets, or even how Steve Jobs changed the world through the brilliance of simplicity.
Instead, I think about Steve’s wife and 4 children. The world lost a man that they loved yesterday, but Steve’s wife lost her husband of 20 years. His children lost their father. We are sad, but they are experiencing loss on a completely different level.
Today, they deserve our thoughts and prayers. They deserve our respect and admiration for loving a man that gave us so much.
Yes, Steve Jobs was a world changer. Yes, Steve Jobs will be a historical figure in technology.
More importantly, Steve Jobs was loved.