There is something deeply telling about americans flocking to Apple Stores to pay respects. And that’s me talking as a long talking as a long time Apple customer.
Now probably isn’t the time to discuss this, but technology really is the defining cult of our age. Be it Microsoft, Apple, Google, the affiliation that consumers (no point in calling them anything else) have with these brands is quite disturbing.
My personal opinion is that Jobs was probably a decent, driven, and well intentioned person, who died before his time. However, there is no denying that we know almost nothing about him, and he was a intensely private person.