The significance of Steve Jobs

By Tom Quiner

Steve Jobs

I write my Quiner’s Diner blog on a MacBook Pro laptop computer.

I compose my music on it.

I run by business on it.

I listen to my music on my iPod.

I’ve owned nearly ten Apple computers in some form or another over the years. Steve Jobs made quite an impact on me and my family, just as he did the world.

What is the significance of the late Mr. Jobs? It is this: his mother let him live. You see, Mr. Jobs was conceived to an unwed college student in 1955 in San Francisco. Abortion was illegal, and his mother gave birth to a son and put him up for adoption.

Since Roe v Wade, 53 million Americans have been aborted. What if one of them was another Steve Jobs? Who knows how many cures, how many inventions, and how much human innovation has been lost on the altar of abortion?

Who knows how much love has been lost. Human beings have a tremendous capacity for love. The seed for love is planted in our soul by our Creator.

The significance of Steve Jobs is that each human being is significant. We have lost so much through abortion. We have so much to gain by ending it.

God bless you, Steve Jobs. Thank-you for making the world a better place. God bless your birth mother for letting you live. And God bless your real parents, those who adopted you, for raising a son whose name will be mentioned in the same breath with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.


  1. Theresa Dowd on October 12, 2011 at 12:06 am

    I find it interesting that the first couple that his birth mother chose decided against adopting Steve because they’d been wanting a girl. So he went to the next couple that she liked. I pray for all those young women out there today who are facing the “choice” they have to make. I pray that many, many more of them choose to place their child for adoption.

  2. maxine bechtel on October 12, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Great piece, Tom! I wrote a similar piece about Football Star, Tim Tebow, at the time of the Super Bowl a few years ago, and SURPRISE, SURPRISE, it made it into print!! IF ONLY, the pro-death crowd could see how we are allowing our future generation of possible Geniuses to be decimated! It gets frustrating! But we CANNOT give up! We MUST stamp out abortion!