R.I.P. Steve Jobs

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

No doubt you've read and will read obituaries for him on tech sites and in mainstream media, but it is impossible for us not to share our sorrow for the loss of a great visionary such as Steve Jobs.

In his life Steve was known for numerous qualities and traits, but what resonated with us the most is his vision. It is not an overstatement to say that Steve Jobs and his visions have defined our way of life today.

Steve's vision of the iPhone as the first real mass-market consumer-friendly smart phone has changed the way most people use their phone and redefined social networking and gaming.

It is easy to remember and attribute the iPad, iPhone and iPod to Steve Jobs, but the truth is that his effect on our lives goes way beyond them. Steve Jobs didn't invent the graphical user interface (GUI) or the mouse, but it was his vision to realized their worth and introduced them to consumers after they were destined for rotting in Xerox's Palo-Alto labs. The introduction of those inventions in the first Macintosh convinced the people that those "personal computers" can and should be used at home, and hence ushering the digital age we enjoy now.

Rest in peace, Steve Jobs.