RIP to Steve Jobs, the very young, super genius, CEO and co-founder of Apple. Jobs and Apple have and are still changing the way we interact with digital media and we are all thankful. For one, I’m grateful to be writing this entry from my MacBook Pro – the pretty much essential piece of machinery i use on a daily basis to work, play, learn, research, and connect with people from all over the world. Not to mention how much time I spend on iTunes or learning Japanese on my iPod. And I’m still going strong as an Apple user and supporter.
Also, Ralph Steinman, like Jobs, had pancreatic cancer and died three days before he won the Nobel Prize for his work on the immune system. He discovered dendritic cells, important players in your immunity, and tried to use them to treat (his own) pancreatic cancer!
My friend Pu told me that the Chinese have a saying: “God is jealous of geniuses”.