When Steve Jobs retired, we didn't jump on the bandwagon and post yet another story about the retirement. And now that the news has come out that he has passed away (at age 56, way too young), I don't have much to say that won't be said a million times elsewhere. But the fact is that Steve Jobs has had such a huge influence on innovation across a variety of different industries that his passing shouldn't go unmentioned. It's very sad news. Whether or not you liked his products and/or agreed with his strategies, you cannot deny the massive way he ended up impacting innovation and the lives of millions of people. It's really worth the time to sit back and reflect on how different a world we might live in if it hadn't been for Steve Jobs, and also to regret how much more he might have accomplished. Truly a sad day.
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