As an IT guy, but not an Apple-ite, Jobs has been a presence in my life, indirectly affecting my daily work.
He is a rare item, a true leader in every sense of the world.
A true leader does NOT mean perfect, nice, or even civil. It means as a man he can lead others to move heaven and earth, shaping the future out of nothingness.
I read a post on Slope of Hope about Steve Jobs. It read to me as an honest assessment of Jobs and the impact on all of us. I am one of those who does not like to mix god-talk with topics. So ignoring the god references, and the statement Jobs was the best business man ever, the rant reads true.
An entertaining read from Slope of hope,
Update: Thanks to bob to a nifty site recanting the experiences of working at Apple as an engineer in the early days, web site called Folklore.org