ITIF Hails Unique and Historic Contributions of the Late Steve Jobs

October 5, 2011

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation today observed the passing of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs with the following statement: 

"Today the world lost an irreplaceable man. Steve Jobs was a rare person of immense talent, drive, creative genius and guts who drew on the rich wellspring of innovation to change forever the way we communicate, work, and play. No one else had his ability to recognize systems at the leading edge of computer and communications research that were ready to be packaged and offered to ordinary people. He humanized technology and made it work in wondrous ways that genuinely improved our lives. We join his family, his co-workers, and his many admirers in mourning his passing."



The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is a Washington, D.C.-based think tank at the cutting edge of designing innovation strategies and technology policies to create economic opportunities and improve quality of life in the United States and around the world. Founded in 2006, ITIF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-partisan organization that documents the beneficial role technology plays in our lives and provides fact-based analysis and pragmatic ideas for improving technology-driven productivity, boosting competitiveness, and meeting today's global challenges through innovation. For additional information, visit ITIF at or contact Steve Norton at (202) 626-5758 or [email protected].