I’m a bit of techie when it comes to cell phones. It started with a Nokia car phone where I spent $500 plus in the mid-eighties. Then, there was the love affair with the Blackberry and even a long-term liaison with one of the first HTC SmartPhones, which had an exceptional touch screen that worked quite nicely with my long fingernails. All of these devices were great for taking and making phone calls and checking email. But the phone that changed my life habits and pulled me through to the amazing colorful world of illumination remains my iPhone.

Sure, I take and make phone calls and check email with my iPhone, but I also use it as a GPS and get directions so I don’t get lost anymore. It plays music, my music selection, through my car stereo and serves as an iPod at my office desk. If I want to share the latest pictures of my kids, I take out my iPhone and bring them up. If there was a fire and I had to escape a burning building, I would grab my iPhone first because it contains my life: photos, music, contact lists, emails; oh, and it’s a phone.

Steve Jobs’ genius did that for me and millions of others.

I’m sad today because he’s gone. He will be missed. There was no other. But even Steve Jobs had it right; here’s what he said:

You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. —Steve Jobs