RIP Steve… and Thank You!!

RIP Steve… and Thank You!!

RIP Steve… and Thank You!!


About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.
  • Thomas R. Hall

    Incredibly sad news today after a nice high note yesterday. Steve Jobs brought many innovations to everyday people. He helped make technology accessible and intuitive. From the original Macintosh, to NeXT (basis for OS X), Pixar, and back to Apple, his keen eye and minimalist attitude brought great vision to an industry who would have otherwise settled for being “average”.

    We all owe a debt of gratitude to Steve for advancing technology and making it accessible.

    Rest in peace, Steve.

  • Anonymous

    Wow.  Just wow. Rest in Peace, Steve.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps it sounds a little crass, but a small part of me can’t help but wonder if Steve held out until today so that he wouldn’t overshadow yesterday’s presentation…

    • Anonymous

      I won’t comment on the crass or not but I have no doubt there will be many who will ask this in the next day or so.
      I do know this- In my rabbinic work I have seen people hold out for a specific person to come and say good bye or someone who lets go the five seconds when a loved-one leaves their bedside so they do not have to be there. Nothing surprises me anymore.
      What I do know is that this is a very sad day for many. My heart goes out to Jobs’ family and friends, to all the folks at Apple who have poured their heart and soul into the company because he led by example and it is a sad day for all of us who have benefited from his brilliance. Sad day. Period.

    • I don’t think it’s morbid or crass to speculate about; I have to admit that I did the same. None of that takes away from the fact that Steve was a renaissance man, and he will be missed very much. 

      • thenikjones

        Renaissance Man – an excellent way to put it. He’ll be missed.

  • I would go as far as saying that anyone who has interacted with ‘intelligent’ electronics in the last 25 years has felt a significant impact of Steve Jobs … even those who never touched a Mac, iPod or any other Apple device.  The influence of Apple hardware and software design informs everything in modern technology.

  • David Min

    Such an incredibly sad day for everyone, not just tech-oriented people.

    Jobs’ influence transcended mere technology by making technology more personal and intimate, allowing it to affect our lives profoundly without being intrusive.

    I am just devastated…

  • It truly is a sad day. He changed not only technology, but the business world as well. I texted my brother the news, and he wrote back “I wanted him to live forever”, but I pointed out that in many ways Steve Jobs will live forever, since he has directly or indirectly influenced so much of everyone’s everyday lives.

    My heart goes out to his friends and family as well. 

  • Anonymous

    My first computer as a user was a Apple II.  We never owned one but the library and the school always had one and I never could get enough time on it.  It’s because of those early computers that we have what we have today.  Steve I think you for everything.

  • Stan

    I’ll miss you Steve. My iPhone, my iPad, my MacBook Air. You made it all happen. You made our lives so fun and happier. You were the best of us -Stan

  • Steve is so integral in modern computing. Laptops, smartphones, desktops. You name it, our current state of computing has at least some influence from him. What a wonderful mind for our generation! I like the idea of Renaissance Man. Well said!