To say that the Oct. 7 Economy & Business story questioning Steve Jobs’s philanthrophy was in poor taste would be an understatement. Since when do we measure contributions to society by cash donated to charity? Here is a man who has enriched children and adults around the globe through his extraordinary vision and technological genius.  Here is a very private man who submitted to a biography to be released this month, just so his own children could get to know him better.

Why? Because Steve Jobs devoted so much time to his work so he could “give” the rest of us a better life through an array of amazing products. Think about what Apple computers have done for our children’s educational opportunities. Maybe he didn’t cut a check to help find a cure for some terrible disease, but those children who use Apple products in school are likely to grow up to be scientists and doctors who will find that cure.

Bob Roane, Springfield