Steve Jobs passed away this morning. I was in my car driving to work and listening to some sad songs from Antony & The Johnsons when the terrible news popped-up on my iPhone. I felt overwhelmed with sadness.
Simply put : Steve Jobs has put the promises of the future in the palm of our hands. In a world saturated with technology, he will be remembered as the person who has harnessed it, changing the silicium of electronics into the gold of social objects.
Hypertextual has already paid tribute to Steve’s visionary genius, that was back in February when Steve stepped down as Apple CEO. He was the icon of our revolutionary times. No one embodies as much as he did what Richard Florida calls the Creative Ethos, the gist of the creativity of our times. He has changed the world and this is a terrible loss.