i will always miss his guidance.
Only a year older than me, I have imagined his answers many, many times over the years regarding my career, design, personal peace, style, etc., etc.
Met him twice – once in 1977 when I was a NASA intern in Mountain View, then in 1991 when I did a NeXT disti deal with him.
The first time I had no idea who he was. He and Woz had a storefront on El Camino and he showed us his prototype in a beat up suitcase. I had no idea…
Then in 1991 we met to sell NeXT systems to the Navy – he arrived in a baggy black sweater with a hole in it and jeans, in a black 911. Even though NeXT wasn’t taking off, he was a rockstar. We all had on suits, drove sedans.
Apple will continue to thrive, incorporating his 30+ years of influence and accepting the mantle now that he’s gone.
I will miss his soul. Long live Steve.