I think most people agree that Steve did something extra special. I know he did for me: I fell in proper love with computers, graphic design when my family spent $5000 on a Mac LC3 when I was around 12 years old, after my uncle, a great photographer, convinced us all that Apple was the way to go. Soon I was routing through preferences, designing magazines and drawing pretty well (even now I’m impressed) with Aldus. I spent hours on it, so much so, that the family computer became MY computer.
In high school we had the bubble macs in our labs; I learned photoshop, illustrator and html, staying until 10pm some nights to work on the yearbook.
In university, I worked at the newspaper, and we all had macs. When I bought my first computer of my own, it was a macbook. Now, my whole job is on my mac.
Steve, you’ve been with me through thick and thin. I wish for 1/10 of your drive, creativity and ambition. Rest in peace.