Wednesday, October 5, 2011

RIP, Steve

Steve. Bill. Larry. If you're about my age, and in the "computer" business, you know who these people are. They're iconic. These three, more than anyone, created the on-line, desktop, hiptop, and palmtop world in which we live. They led the rest of us into a connected world. A world where we're instantly available to our friends and they to us, changing the way we stay in touch. A world where information flows almost effortlessly to wherever we are, changing the nature of discussion and debate, art and science. A world where governments can't hide their oppression, news can't be controlled by those who own the presses,  people can't be told there's no hope for a better life.