Earlier today it was announced that Steve Jobs, one of the men behind Apple, has passed away (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15193922).

This is a sad day for everyone. Whether you  like Apple products or not, it is hard to deny that his work has made a great difference in the world. Without him, we may not have had things like the Macbook, the iPod, the iPhone. Certain printer drivers may not have been as good as they are.

For me, Jobs played a part in where I am today. Had it not have been for the inspiration from him (and that of many others), I may not have been in computing now. It is safe to say I owe a lot to Jobs and the work he has done. Lets not forget of course his work in other areas that have touched many more of us.

Pixar was co founded by Mr Jobs. Since then they have produced nothing but amazing films. At some point, we have been touched by the work of Pixar, or know some who has been. Had Jobs not been involved in Pixar, who knows what would have happen. Perhaps no Wall-E? No UP?

No matter what he has done, he has touched countless people in some way. One of the best comments I’ve read so far about this tragic event is from Mr (Evil) Wil Wheaton http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2011/10/your-time-is-limited-so-dont-waste-it-living-someone-elses-life.html

A sad day for everyone. Steve jobs shall be missed. Rest In Peace dude.