Steve Jobs is dead. If you're learning about this for the first time here, what the crap is wrong with you? It's a sad day for tech-junkies, and apparently, a really happy one for apple haters. You people, who stand up and clap at a man's death, are sick.
Here's a link to an article that made me want to post on Steve's passing. It's about a group of Baptists protesting Steve's funeral. In their words: "He (Jobs) had a huge platform; gave God no glory and taught sin." Now I'm no Steve Job's expert, but I can't think of any instance where he took the time to teach me sin. And isn't it a bit un-christian to murmur about a guy that just died from a horrible disease? Where's the compassion, people? And who can say whether he gave God glory or not? No one but God knows the heart of a man. Since when did one have to shout from a tower top that God is great? Why can't these people just worry over their own lives?
Rush Limbaugh gave a great dialogue on Jobs today. Whether you agree with Rush's politics or not, I highly recommend giving it a read. And whether you were an "Apple Fan Boy," or hater, you can't deny the impact Jobs had on our modern world.
I listen to music and books on an iPod. I buy all of my music through iTunes (and recently started buying t.v. seasons and movies). I talk to family and friends on my iPhone. And, I create worlds and give life to characters on my iMac. Am I going to miss Steve Jobs? Probably not. I didn't know the man. And I'm sure Apple will get along with out him. However, I thank him for his contribution to humanity--his influence has directly affected my life, and hope that, as I do for everyone, that he finds peace in death.
The funniest, or saddest--depending on your view--part of the Baptist protesters is that they tweeted about their intentions via an iPhone. It's idiots like these that give the rest of Christianity a bad name. Thanks, ya shitheads.