An interesting gauge of a person's overall impact on our culture is now found immediately online, as the world learns together the news of that person's passing. By that measure, Steve Jobs has led a truly extraordinary life. But you didn't need us to tell you that.
Like you, we've been reading the many tributes that have been pouring in since last night. Here are some of our favorites.
Steve Jobs Was Always Kind To Me (Or, Regrets of An Asshole) by Brian Lam for The Wirecutter. A truly touching recollection of Brian's direct dealings with Jobs via the iPhone 4 leak saga. Neatly shows the full scope of Jobs's passion, and intensity. Must read.
The Steve Jobs I Knew by Walt Mossberg for The Wall Street Journal/All Things D. Another nicely personal remembrance, from a journalist closer to Jobs than any other.
What They're Protecting Us From by Anil Dash. Written over a month ago, Dash's thoughts aren't a direct tribute, but it's an elegant summation of Jobs's success as a liberal businessman.
Steve Jobs's Patents by The New York Times. An incredible interactive graphic that gives an overview of the 317 U.S. patents that bear Steve Jobs's name as an inventor.
Steve Jobs and the Losing Battle by Tom Junod for Esquire. "Steve Jobs taught us to be disappointed."
People I Love Who Invented Things That I Love: Steve Jobs by Mindy Kaling. The comedy writer and Office star on learning more about Jobs's personal life.
More at Popsci.com.au:
Archive Gallery: Steve Jobs in the Pages of Popular Science, Over Three Decades - A gallery of Popular Science coverage from thirty years to now, looking at the high points in Steve Job's career
Futuristic Predictions From the Past That Steve Jobs Fulfilled We already knew that Jobs was often at the forefront of tech trends, but here's the proof that he really did have his fingers on the pulse of the gadget marketplace.