Like millions of others, I learned of his death on the device that he created. My iPhone gets on my iNerves at times, like the way it takes ages to power up after dying, but mostly I'm plugged in, hyper connected and slavishly addicted to it.
A news app gave me the news that Steve Jobs had passed away. On my Twitter app, thousands were tweeting their iCondolences.
There are three apples that changed the world. The forbidden one that Eve ate, the one that fell on Newton and the one created by Steve Jobs. As co-founder of Apple, he was the man behind the iPhone, pad and pod, revolutionising the world around us. It's thought he chose the name of a fruit because of his dietary habits at the time. There are even rumours that the latest iPhone launched this week -- the 4s -- was named after Steve. As in 'For Steve'.
His inspirational speeches have become almost as famous as the products he created, such as the one he delivered to college graduates in Stanford. "No one wants to die," he said. "Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there... yet death ... is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new ... you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life ... Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."
If you want to know how Jobs has shaped our world, take a look about around. You are surrounded by his dreams.