I remember like it was yesterday. Late in the evening after playing tennis I got into the car and looked at my iPhone to see a screen full of messages. I knew something was wrong- the first one I saw was from my wife “Don’t know if you have heard, but Steve Jobs has died.”
I knew Steve was very sick and probably dying, but I still wasn’t prepared.
Interestingly too- all the other texts were from friends offering condolences to me over Steve’s death, as if he was my best friend or brother. I mean, I’m just a guy who is an Apple fan and while in some strange way I did idolize Steve, I guess they recognized the impact this man’s death, whom I’d never met, would have on me.
Steve Jobs was Apple. And while I still follow the company on a daily basis, things are just not the same anymore without Steve. Don’t quite know how to explain it. There’s a void their insanely great inventions don’t fill. The man behind all of it isn’t there.