Apple founder Steve Jobs died tonight. He changed the world for the better. He was indeed the Edison of our generation. The way we communicate; the way we do business; the way we entertain ourselves; the way we work is a direct result of this man's vision. Words cannot describe his contribution to mankind. We mourn his passing. And we wonder how anyone will replace him.
My friend Bill Fleming and I hardly agree on anything these days. But I'm relatively sure that he will agree that Jobs' passing is a loss to all the world.
Much will be written about Jobs in the coming days. Tonight, the most disturbing account – so far – comes from none other than Fox News. Unfortunately, the Fox News report, while complimentary of Jobs, includes several paragraphs of gratuitous political baloney that has nothing to do with Jobs' legacy. It is unfortunate that Fox News took the passing of a true American innovator and lamely tied it to President Obama's administration, using the opportunity to point out what the writer sees as the administration's faults.
Tying Jobs' passing to anything political is nothing short of insulting to the man and his legacy. I've never been a fan of Fox News, and I reside politically pretty far to the right. For Fox News to use Jobs' death as a means to advance their skewed world view is nothing short of disgusting.