It’s a sad day.
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
This has affected me more than I expected. I saw a picture online of an empty “reserved” seat in the front row of the iPhone 4s announcement yesterday, and hoped it was nothing serious. Unfortunately, it was.
Steve Jobs has been an indescribable inspiration to me and everyone in this industry. He will be missed dearly.