I offer my deepest condolences to Steve Job’s family. To lose someone so young, especially one with young children, is a tragedy no matter how famous or obscure the person.
As a life long lover of technology, a developer, and someone who loves great design (aesthetic and functional), I am saddened by the loss of one of the premier leaders in the technological era. Humanity has lost a great innovator and hopefully Apple will continue to produce great new products even in the absence of Mr. Jobs. I say this not as a consumer of Apple products (The only Apple product I have is an iPhone 4. I primarily use Linux and Windows.), but as a lover of great technology. May his spirit forever live on as a part of Apple.