Steve Jobs died today at the age of 56.
In my opinion, Jobs had a more profound impact on how our culture communicates and consumes entertainment than any other American. Ever.
He revolutionized the personal computer industry in the 1970s with the first Apple computers, followed by the legendary Macintosh in 1984.
He reinvented the music industry with the iPod in 2001.
And he recreated the mobile communications industry with the iPhone in 2007. And then, for an encore, he introduced the iPad in 2010.
His brilliant artistic vision brought us Pixar Animation Studios, which produced award-winning movies such as “Toy Story” in 1995.
He was bigger than Edison, more creative than Disney and more influential than Ford.
His incredible legacy will be only be fully understood over time, as we realize that we’ll never see anyone like him again. Ever.
Requiescat in pace, Steve Jobs.