Thursday, October 06, 2011

r.i.p. steve jobs : (  ♥

"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?"—Steve Jobs to John Sculley, from Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple
I'm so sorry for the family of Steve Jobs, who have lost someone very special to them. I'm also sorry for the rest of us. Steve Jobs truly was an original thinker and he changed the way Apple and the rest of the industry did business. Everyone else is still trying to catch up to products he made indispensable in our lives. It's not that there aren't other innovative minds out there, at Apple and beyond. But the combination of "thinking different" mixed with his sheer force of personality, what made Steve Steve — that will be impossible to replace.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”—Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement speech, June 2005

Apple released this statement:
"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."

In just a few short years Steve Jobs helped change the way we think of phones, computers, the internet. I can't imagine not using my MacBook, my iPhone or iPad. They have become integral tools in my life. And my daughter's life. He cut through the clutter — he shook hands with the "Evil Empire," and made it clear that floppy disks, music CDs, and even the program Flash seemed obsolete in his mind. He gave us iTunes and Pixar.
"I want to put a ding in the universe."

R.I.P. Steve. When you stepped down last month you let us know how seriously ill you must have been. But we still didn't want to believe it. You will be truly missed. Good luck, Apple. Good luck American business.
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