Considering how the way I now earn a living is so closely tied to technology, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Steve Jobs. Innovations he pioneered at Apple completely changed not only the home computer industry, but how we communicate with each other. And because Apple is such a force, you don't even have to own any Apple products to benefit from the ideas that Jobs introduced to the world.
So, from my little corner of the internet and the bottom of heart, I send a sincere thank you to Steve Jobs, and my prayers and condolences to those who knew him.
See also: Wall Street Journal | Steven Paul Jobs, 1955 - 2011
[Cross-posted at The Minority Report]