The apple of my eye has passed away

I can’t believe this, a minute ago I was on the home page of Google and there was a link that said Steve Jobs 1955- 2011. At first I was shocked, because when I clicked on the link it went to the Apple.com homepage. Well, that’s a first I said that Google is showing another competitor website link on their homepage. But when the picture loaded, no words came to my mouth. For there it said, in simple words,

 

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak and led the company to pioneer a series of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone and iPad

As quoted by TOI, “The news Apple fans and shareholders had been dreading came the day after Apple unveiled its latest version of the iPhone, just one in a procession of devices that shaped technology and society while Jobs was running the company.” If you have an iPhone you know that Steve Jobs revolutionized the world and changed nerdy smartphones into something that went beyond style and substance.

Think about it, a man who was a college dropout, a Buddhist, related to Marge Simpson, and an entrepreneur that gave the world the ‘i’ now has more followers than nearly anyone else on the planet.

 

To quote from a video saying of Jobs that was given to me by my economics teacher, “Everyday in the morning when I get up, I look at myself in the mirror and say ‘Do I like what I am going to do today’, and whenever the answer has been no for too many days in a row, I know it’s time for a change.”

His death triggered an immediate outpouring of sympathy.

“The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come,” Gates said. “For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”

Outside an Apple store in New York, mourners laid candles, bouquets of flowers, an apple and an iPod Touch in a makeshift memorial.

“I think half the world found out about his death on an Apple device,” said Robbie Sokolowsky, 32, an employee for an online marketing company, who lit a candle outside the store.

 

 

 

 

RIP, Mr. Jobs

Here is a nice link that timelines what a certain man managed to do to change the world (click on the Interactive Graphics tab)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304447804576410753210811910.html#project%3DTIMELINEREDESIGN11_SteveJobs09%26articleTabs%3Dinteractive

I dropped out of college and took a calligraphy class, turns out that was the best decision I ever made as it taught me about typography

 

  • Moses Scot

    This blog keeps getting better. Thanks for keeping it updated!

  • Denna Douet

    Ohh boy – don’t get me started on this topic 🙂

  • Sheba Ginnings

    O’rly? 🙂