Steve Jobs, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., listens to several of the company's application partners speak after announcing the new iPhone 3G and 2.0 software update during the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, CA, Monday, June 9, 2008. Jobs also announced Apple's goal of distributing the iPhone in 70 countries around the world and its new retail price of $199. AFP PHOTO / Ryan Anson (Photo credit should read Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

The genius of Steve is no longer with us. His passion and determination inspired. His goal was always to make the very best of something, whatever the cost. He built things of beauty and simplicity that last. Put another way, he made the rest of the industry appear insanely mediocre. He also lived a simple life in a less-is-more kind of way. By the same token, the world needs less but also more of the best.

Thank you, Steve.