Wednesday night when Steve Jobs died, I had a bit of contact with an Apple Genius. Can't say who, can't say where... but I can say what they told me when I asked how things were at the Genius Bar Wednesday night.
It's funny. I've never met him but I feel like I've lost Someone close to me. I'm not an emotional person but I can't hold back my tears.
I have been in Apple Retail as a genius for 8+ years. It was Steve's vision that brought me to Apple. First as a customer then as an employee. As I said I never met him but he had an immense influence on my life. He always challenged us to be better than we thought we could. Steve made me a better person.
My text messages are exploding with texts from people at work. Some of the team is off from work and are driving in to be with the apple family.
Apple will go on but the world is a little less bright.