Today, I choose to remember the man who brought us the Lisa and the Newton. Why would I choose to celebrate to remember the man who brought us two of the biggest flops in technology history? Because after his pathetic failures, he got back on his feet, and brought us the Macintosh and the iPad and iPhone. Without the failures that were the Lisa and the Newton, we’d still be running MS-DOS and using dumb phones.
Steve Jobs made computers smaller and more accessible. In a world where politicians talk about empowering people, Steve Jobs didn’t talk about it. He did it. The world will be a worse place without him.