My take on Steve Jobs: Because when you pretty much invented the desktop computer, turned it into a billion dollar iconic company, hired a CEO who fired you and ran the company into the ground in your absence while you formed another iconic company (Pixar), who developed the first computer animated feature film (Toy Story) and then sold that company to another company (Disney), you are pretty much a force to be reckoned with. When you returned to the first company you started, you restored it to financial stability, developed a multi-industry changing product (iPod), took over the recording industry (iTunes), reinvented the telephone (iPhone), forever changed the way that people buy software (App Store), dominated the tablet sector with a breakthrough product thereby shushing the naysayers (iPad), and surpassed Microsoft and Exxon Mobile in market capitalization, that makes you a beast of epic proportions. (And I didnt even mention Mac OS X) Steve- Thank you for having the vision to invent devices that have changed the way I live and work. Thank you for devices that put me in touch with information that has changed my life. Thank you for making technology that is actually enjoyable to use. Thank you for bringing beautiful design and aesthetics to the world of computers. Thank you for the graphical user interface, and multi-touch technology. Thank you for killing the floppy disk, CD's, and the Newton. Thank you for blazing your own trail even though everyone said you were wrong. Thank you for not trying to be all things to all people. You have left a huge mark on humanity and the world will never be the same. Oh yeah...and thanks for Pixar.