Sad news. The industrial genius of our age - hence, a digital kind - has died - Steve Jobs, as famous now as Edison or Ford were to their times, and as influential. His works changed the way we work, and play, and ushered in the current climate where hand-held devices, and small bits of information, define our daily habits. He recreated recreation. His death is also salutary for a grimmer reason - it shows the need to keep working to find cures for the various cancers that still ravage humankind. To die a billionaire at 56 from cancer reveals that nothing is currently available to inevitably halt this terrible scourge. It is to be hoped that some of Job's own money can now go to this work.
|American Genius: Steve Jobs, R.I.P.|