Yesterday a bright light in the tech world flickered out. Steve Jobs was about a year younger than me so I can really say that we were from the same generation. Not that that means much when it came to Steve. His reach was across generations, cultures, and religions. He had a simple goal, “To take over the world,” no wait that was Pinky and the Brain. Steve just wanted to make the beige box, which we all had under our desks, look better and “just work.” I have never been a form over function type of person. I’ve had computers that didn’t even have cases, just a motherboard sitting on my desk with wires attached to it. As long as it did the job, I could care less what it looked like. I am of course in a minority as usual. Steve made beautiful and functional devices. They were premium priced but looked the part. Good-bye Steve. The tech world and the world in general will miss your style and dedication.