[source] In some very real ways, the Apple II computer changed the course of my life from being a lawyer to an engineer. If for nothing else, I owe Mr. Jobs a lot. Though I have never been a huge fan of the MacIntosh computers (a true power user would never tolerate a computer "for the rest of us"), I have come back around to the Apple family of late, first with the marvelous iPod and later with the iPad, still the greatest piece of gear I have ever owned.
Mr. Jobs got rich off of people like me, but far from resenting it, I feel like he was under paid. My consumer surplus from many of the products he helped create dwarfs what I paid for them. He made me wealthier and happier, and the world loses a lot with his passing.