So, Steve Jobs is dead. I can't really think of a grimmer way to open a post, but, regardless, he reports started flooding in about his death six hours ago, give or take. It was fairly common knowledge that he was ill - cancer - and it was often speculated that this was behind his recent resigning as CEO of Apple. Despite this, however, this still came as a shock.
I don't necessarily agree with all the business practices, or attitudes of either him or his company, but that's irrelevant (although, not, apparently, to the scum of the earth, the WBC) at this point. He has been largely responsible for much of the evolution of technology, from early PCs to the popularity of Mp3 players, and so much more in between. He was, to many, a great man.