ESSAY: The World-Changer: Steve Jobs knew what we wanted

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 | 9:27 p.m. CDT; updated 11:32 a.m. CDT, Thursday, October 6, 2011

CUPERTINO, Calif. — In a dark suit and bowtie, he is a computing-era carnival barker — eyebrows bouncing, hands gesturing, smile seductive, coy and a bit annoying. It's as if he's on his first date with an entire generation of consumers. And, in a way, he is.