“Today marks what would have been Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday,” The Irish Examiner reports.

“Jobs was pivotal to a host of industries, and has been credited with revolutionising not only the computer, phone and tablet industries, but also music through iTunes, and even film through another company he co-founded; Pixar,” The Irish Examiner reports. “So, what sort of world would we be living in if the adopted son of Paul and Clara Jobs had never existed?”

“No Apple means no Macintosh, iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone or iPad,” The Irish Examiner reports. “The modern idea of personal computer design was arguably triggered by Jobs’ insistence on perfection. Without it, the device you’re reading this on would look so very different.”

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MacDailyNews Take: We miss you, Steve!

We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it. – Steve Jobs

“Steve Jobs” by Diana Walker (born 1942) / Digital inkjet print, 1982 (printed 2011) / (Diana Walker - National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Diana Walker; © Diana Walker)

“Steve Jobs” (1982) by Diana Walker, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)