From the editor:
If you're somehow unaware, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away yesterday at the age of 56. Although the details are scarce as of right now, Jobs did have a history of cancer which may have played a part in things.
Jobs was an innovator, a tech genius that understood where things were and where he wanted them to go. He had an impact on so many, me included, that I don't think we even know how wide his influence was felt. And that goes not only for the tech industries, but for wide swaths of the public mindset as well... I understand he was an all around nice guy too- you left this world way too soon Steve, but we all appreciate what you did while you were here.
Just a little note, boingboing.net and apple.com (among many others) have some very nice tributes. Go check 'em out.