Statement from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on the death of Steve Jobs10/7/2011
The Officers of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences are deeply saddened by the death of Steve Jobs, who was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 2000. We celebrate his creativity and courage, his extraordinary innovation, and his insight into the importance of making new technology intuitive and easy-to-use.
The Academy is dedicating the fall 2011 volume of its journal, Daedalus
, which examines the future of the Internet, to the pioneering members of the computer industry whose work has transformed our lives in so many ways, and raised fundamental issues for a civil society. Steve Jobs played an important role in making the Internet accessible to people everywhere and his vision forever changed how we work and play.