For International Business Times, Maggie Astor lists 5 Ways the Steve Jobs’ Legacy Changed the World:

5. He made PCs before they were PCs.

4. He made computers simple.

3. He made advertising innovative.

2. He turned technology into art.

1. He connected every aspect of our lives.

 

Astor’s list encapsulates the panacea that Jobs will ever be in the realm of technology.

Appropriately, Astor speaks from the vantage point of an international reporter to a global market.

As wife and mother, my list of 5 Ways Steve Jobs’ Legacy Change my Family archives a more intimate tender:

 

5. He built platforms that encourage the voices and art of my children

4. He created a communication haven between children and parents more element proof  than a covered bridge.

3. He made community innovative, for example, my transplanted children recently took friends on a virtual tour of their new home on Face Time.

2. He made computers simple enough for my 6-year-old to use without instruction.

1. He made my husband an entrepreneur before he was an entrepreneur. My husband goes to work excited by possibilities every day.

 

Steve Jobs helped change our family tree.

I am humbled to consider
how masterfully he developed
his passion and skills
to serve the world
in his too short life.

Thanks, Steve.
Rest well.
Well done.

Well done,
good and faithful servant!
You have been faithful
with a few things;
I will put you in charge
of many things.
Come and share your master’s happiness

We love you, man.
You’re in the ultimate
i-cloud now.
Help ’em out up there
’til we meet again.

 

For those who have yet to read or view it: Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish, the only commencement speech ever given by Steve Jobs, Stanton University, 2005.

 

Our family watched it together last night in solemn celebration of a life well lived.

The children’s lunch box notes today read, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.”

And every breath we drew was Hallelujah.

 

There was a time when you let me know
What’s really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!