The news has been buzzing with tributes to Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011), entrepreneur and computer innovator, so there is nothing I can really say here that hasn’t already been said. We will all remember the man’s cutting-edge brilliance.
But did you know that his interest in calligraphy started it all?
This article tells how the “Godfather of fonts” became interested in letter forms and how “the calligraphy classes Jobs took (and later audited) were largely responsible for the seismic shift in computing typeface that the Mac has been responsible for.”
He brought a bit of beauty into what we now consider modern utility. Thank you, Mr. Jobs.