The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation today observed the passing of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs with the following statement:
"Today the world lost an irreplaceable man. Steve Jobs was a rare person of immense talent, drive, creative genius and guts who drew on the rich wellspring of innovation to change forever the way we communicate, work, and play. No one else had his ability to recognize systems at the leading edge of computer and communications research that were ready to be packaged and offered to ordinary people. He humanized technology and made it work in wondrous ways that genuinely improved our lives. We join his family, his co-workers, and his many admirers in mourning his passing."