It is so hard, but this is from the heart.
One of my heroes, a genuine American genius has passed away this evening. I am referring to Steve Jobs, who created so much of the technology and innovation that we enjoy and use everyday in our lives.
It was thanks to Steve, that I was able to write my book, "Right on the Money". It was thanks to Steve, and the technologies he created and championed, that I was able to make the successful transition to the digital world.
I'm not sure why I feel so sad, I never met Steve personally, but I felt, I knew him through the technologies he created. I'm not sure why, surrounded by my iPhone, iPad2 and my MacBook Pro, all of which are basically hardware and software, that I miss the heartbeat of Apple. Unless you are an Apple fan, you will not have the same feeling, I have this evening. Thanks to Steve, I feel a connection through the technology he created and believed in.
I feel an enormous loss and void this evening, but I'm not sure how I can explain that to you in words. I was not related to Steve, nor as I said earlier, did I know him personally. None the less there is a profound sense of loss and sadness that I feel for Steve and his family, and the technology world. Steve passed away at the top of his game, but too early.
I'm sure they're going to be a lot more eloquent tributes to Steve, but this one's from the heart. Thank you Steve, for all that you gave the world. You were the equivalent of a Einstein or a Henry Ford in my mind. You were a true American maverick, and I will miss, and forever treasure the technology you created and shared with the rest of the world.
As Steve would say, "One last thing ..."