Apple’s tribute webpage says it well:
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. … Steve leaves behind a company only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
Steve Jobs’ creativity and business acumen delivered a better life to millions. He did better than most at that task, bringing new things to more people in better ways.
To Jobs, the man, we bid goodbye with thanks. Condolences to his family and friends.
When we return to debating what systems best deploy the resources of our society, let’s remember Jobs as also a great capitalist and a counterpoint to the stories that too often dominate the narrative about business.