I awoke this morning to the iPhone alarm singing as loudly as it ever does. For the first time in a while I had the urge to check Twitter and immediately saw the news about Steve.

My immediate thought was deep sadness that he wasn’t going to be with us anymore. He was easily one of the greatest influencers on life that I will probably come across in my life-time and the troubling illness he had been suffering from had taken him away.

I’m an apple fanboy through and through. I love the products they create and am amazed by their repeated technology innovations. But, I know they will carry on. There are so many great minds at Apple and I’m quite sure they will never fail to ┬árealise Steve’s ambitions of perfection.

I’ve been feeling an uncomfortable sadness since early this morning about a person that I never met nor would have ever had the chance to either. The biggest thing I’ll miss is Steve’s incredible ability to use language in such a way that you can’t help but listen and smile at every word. Even when answering a challenging question, he used the power of pause to think about the words he was to deliver and in turn make every word believable.

Steve, I’ll miss your words.

Rest now, you did great. Thank you.

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