But review my achievements and you'll avow:
The tools of the geek
I made sexy and sleek -
Thanks to me, your technology's cooler now."
Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO of the company he co-founded in 1976 prompted an outpouring of tributes that seemed like obituaries, if not to the man - who, though evidently gravely ill, is very much alive - then to his visionary leadership of America's iconic technology company. Indeed, the word "icon" itself gained new meaning with the introduction of the first graphical interface computer - the Macintosh - in 1984. The story of Jobs' rise, fall, exile, triumphant return and rise to the top is already the stuff of legend, but his signature achievement is the transformation of technology into beautiful objects of desire.