Finally, there's the planned obsolescence. An original iPod would be laughably inadequate today. And Apple is better than most at whipping up consumer frenzy with its product launches. That means waste, and old gadgets consigned to places like Nigeria where children are poisoned reclaiming some of the valuable elements inside. Fortunately, Apple has one of the better recycling programs. Hopefully Jobs’ most important legacy will be that the products he created won't have too big of an impact at the end of their lives on either people or the planet.