A Few Thoughts on the Passing of Steve Jobs


First, my condolences to family, friends and close colleagues. Though millions will mourn and note the passing of Steve Jobs, this will be an especially difficult time for those who had the privilege of knowing him well.

Steve Jobs 2005 commencement address at Stanford is the favorite talk in my iTunes collection. I’ve listened several times over the years, but his lessons on life and death took on new meaning today.

This afternoon I led an iPad professional development workshop for 26 university faculty. Following the workshop, several of the faculty asked why I didn’t offer some sort of tribute to Steve Jobs during our time together. I replied that my tribute was to continue to do the best that I could helping them and others make the most of Apple technology. So I will.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.


One thought on “A Few Thoughts on the Passing of Steve Jobs

  • John Petch

    Like millions the world over I mourn the passing of Steve Jobs. He leaves a fantastic legacy and I hope he will be remembered like many great men, with reverence.
    Although his candle has been snuffed out far too early. we are so fortunate that , while it was alight, it burned so bright

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