Steve Jobs, 1955 - 2011 (today).
We knew this would happen yet it is a shock: the real loss.
The loss of a peer in my generation. The loss of a peerless one who pursued a vision and eventually is known by his relentless pursuit of ideas. One who demanded commitment, rigor, and discipline to the level that he was committed. One who presented ideas and products in a compelling package and presentation. One who revolutionized the way information is conveyed in format and media, and remarkably, consequently transformed the way we now expect to receive and use information and data. He became (?!? it is difficult to think in the Past Tense) - he is the icon of realized vision.
Apple, Next, Pixar, Apple.
Data. Media. Products.
Design matters. Vision matters.