It's one of those events. You'll always remember where you were when you heard that Steve Jobs passed away. I was at dinner with several visiting computer scientists, holdovers from the CCC council meeting earlier in the day. Our iPhones started buzzing and the news quickly spread. We gave a toast to the great Mr. Jobs.
Steve Jobs put the algorithm in our pocket. Computation moved from big rooms to the desktop to something we carry with us every waking minute. Jobs make it happen not just for us tech heads but for everyone. Jobs did it without an algorithm that analyzes data to see what the public wants. Jobs realized it takes an inner vision, a true artist to make the power of computation something we all can use.