In memoriam, Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011
Apple has used the following text on more then one occasion, and I think it sums up Steve Jobs like few other texts could:
Here’s to the crazy one. The misfit. The rebel. The troublemaker. The round peg in the square holes. The one who see things differently. He was not fond of rules. And he had no respect for the status quo. You can quote him, disagree with him, glorify or vilify him. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore him. Because he changed things. He pushed the human race forward. And while some may see him as the crazy one, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
– Apple Inc.
my friend Marjolein also sums it up quite beautifully in her blogpost.