I (and perhaps you) work in an industry, a business, reliant on the design of solutions. Air traffic control, medical tools, all sorts of information technology need good design to spare lives. But there's more to info tech -- in the 21st century, it is part of our culture. One man, Steve Jobs, helped propel technology from the back office to our front pockets. His death, punctuated by his Buddhist beliefs, should be mourned. But his legacy should be praised.
Without Steve, I would never have gotten the 'communicate effectively' message. I would not have found my calling, solving problems in creative ways for others. Using tools that just plain work.
Thanks, Steve, and goodbye.