Thanking Steve Jobs on Leo's Behalf

We lost Steve Jobs today.

Every last reader of this site knows what the vision and technology shepherded by Steve Jobs means to Leo. Apple's iPad gives my son independence he's never had before; Apple's iPad: Year One video, which Steve introduced at the Apple iPad 2 launch in March, showed the entire world that people with autism need only the right opportunities and tools to show how much ass they can kick.

Rumor has it Mr. Jobs particularly liked the autism segment of the iPad video. It's nice to think that one of our boy's achievements has been to meet those lofty standards.

Thank you, Steve. From Leo and his entire family.


  1. I thought of you when I heard this news. We're Mac people through and through. He'll be missed.

  2. I keep arguing with myself and the general media about Steve being the literal architect of many of these devices, surely thousands of others also have a claim to why the Apple products are great.

    But think of where we'd be if Steve didn't insist on 'no buttons' on the iPod...

  3. I hear you.

    We don't have an iPad yet, but my husband and I have MacBooks, and he found old clamshell Macbooks for the kids. Our verbally challenged son can work those puppies better than we can, when it comes to games and finding / using special features.

    The iPhones in restaurants? Priceless.

  4. My husband worked at Apple, and I have many friends there. Although many, many people work day and night to make these products, Steve was truly the visionary and had his hand in almost every decision. I'm thankful for what he's done, and he will be missed.


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