Steve Jobs: 1955 - 2011

Apple co-founder, guiding mind behind the iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple Retail, Pixar, and literally a lifetime of other culture- and industry-changing innovations, Steve Jobs was born 57 years ago today. He passed away last October right after the introduction of the iPhone 4S and Siri, leaving Apple under the guidance of Tim Cook.

Under Cook, the iPhone 4S and iCloud has shipped, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has been announced, and the iPad 3 launch is all but upon us.

But the man who shaped consumer electronics this generation, who relentlessly drove the mainstreaming and democratization of technology, who made form matter to function, and who smiled and wrung his hands on the keynote stage as he prepared to announce "one more thing..." is no longer here to enjoy it with us.

Apple enthusiasts wishing to remember and celebrate his life will be gathering at prominent Apple Stores and similar locations. He was just a man. But he dented a lot of universes.

Happy birthday, Steve. And thanks again.