The time has come for all the technology aficionados to bid adieu to one of the best lovers of apples, and yes, I am talking about Mr. Steve Jobs. As you might have already heard, Jobs has retired from his role as the CEO of Apple Inc. leaving some very big shoes to fill for Tim Cook.
What has Jobs done that has revolutionized the tech world? Quite simply, Innovation and Design. He did what most others failed to do…. he failed!! Now before you do a double head shake and say, “What?? Two negatives make a positive, right?” allow me to explain. Steve Jobs created the Apple I, and then got removed from his own company. He went to business school and then realized that it was not for him. He realized that he was much more interested in typography and calligraphy. LOL, like that would help him! Turns out, it did. Because of his great love for typography and font spacing, we would not have been given the visual treat of font spacing on the Safari webkit browser.
To quote a saying that first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek and didn’t appear in its current form in print until the 19th century, ‘Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder’. Well, Steve Jobs got both spot on- of the beauty and the ‘eye’ or rather ‘i’. He went about creating magnificient designs all preceded by the ‘i’. You had the iPhone, iTunes, iTouch and the iPad. Not to mention the great fun people had in pinching glass to zoom in and out.
“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know,” wrote Jobs, who has been on a health leave of absence since January. “Unfortunately, that day has come.”
If you currently own an iPhone or an iPad, take a second to glance down at it and wonder just what a marvel it is that you hold in your hand. Not only do you have a successful phone (considering the fact that it is only available in white and black, while other cell phone companies have a gauntlet of colors), but you also have access to a cornucopia of apps from iTunes.
An Apple a day keeps the doctor away, but in the case of Steve Jobs, failure is but a mere stepping stone to immortality.