Last week the computing industry lost one of its great innovators in Steve Jobs. It’s a great loss especially for his wife, children and friends. We don’t know who will be the next big innovator of course but we can try to encourage talented people to enter the field and change the world in their own ways. That is an important part of the motivation behind Microsoft’s donation of 2,400 Kinect Sensor devices to FIRST Robotics last week. ( Be The Robot ) I also spoke to about 600 students in Atlanta last week, more on that tomorrow, about computer science careers especially as related to game design ...read more