You saw this coming: We mourn the passing of Steve Jobs. His was truly a pioneering spirit in every sense of the word, and his many innovations not only continue to touch us today but also continue to fuel the drive of his competitors (would there be a Samsung Galaxy Tab or a Motorola Xoom without the advent of the iPad?). It’s no secret that this site is becoming more Apple-centric (although we’ll still cling to our Windows 7 netbook with our last breath), but perhaps that’s because Jobs made his gadgets so much fun to use. We’ll miss you, Steve.
Check it out: Run, don’t walk, to your local bookstore, magazine stand, Walmart or wherever you buy periodicals to pick up National Geographics’ Exploring History, the latest ongoing offering from National Geographic. This incredible new magazine is a true joy for anyone with an interest in history, and displays the superb quality and intelligence of its parent magazine. One reading convinced us to subscribe, and if the quality of future issues holds, this magazine will have a permanent readership in this office.