He fought till the last moment and left as a winner. He took a zombie company and shot it to the stars making it #1 and set a direction for computing. Some of the practices were questionable but still, he influenced and pushed significant development on an area created by him.
His dedication and determination is a big inspiration for me, not only about the products made under his direction but mostly about the conditions he was under ,from his early steps till the last day, which were not enough to drag him down. He is a man who worked hard for what he accomplished. I indefinitely respect that as a hard-working person myself. He left his (overall positive) mark on the world (looks like a valid meaning of life for me).
P.S. Not an Apple fanboy and I do not own any device from that company. On the contrary, I am opposed to the (over)pricing and development policies that are pushed. However my first interaction with computers was from a cousin's macintosh. I was so little that I can barely remember it. He was one of those involved on that machine's creation. Thank you Steve.