There is no question in my mind that Steve Jobs played an immense role in shaping society’s attitude to technology. I think it would be hard for anyone to argue against the idea that the world is a better place because of what he contributed. Human beings have incredible potential to leave a lasting impact for good.
It seems to me, reading this following piece on how and why Steve Jobs was adopted at birth, that today he might well have been at risk of never making it into the world. What a waste it is that so much human life is terminated. How wonderful is adoption in its ability to give an unplanned baby a new chance, and give the joy and responsibility of parenthood to a couple who might never know it. I am glad that when Steve Jobs was conceived adoption not abortion was the solution his natural parents sought.
Another great short piece that helps understand the role that Steve Jobs played in shaping our culture was recorded by Steven Fry when Job’s announced his retirement.