In Memoriam, Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
My deepest sympathies to his family and those who knew him. Steve Jobs is certainly an American original and he’s the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford of our times, combined. Jobs’ products make my life easier, more fun, more productive, and more enjoyable every single waking hour of every day. Starting in 3rd grade, my school had Apple II+ computers and then the Apple IIe and I used these computers a lot (for games and LOGO and BASIC programming). I’m typing this on a MacBook Air, the best computer I’ve ever owned. He’s had a huge impact in my life. I like the suggestion that the photo below, from a 19-year old in Hong Kong, be the new Apple company logo. Rest in Peace.
Some great articles and posts on Jobs and his life:
- Walt Mossberg (from WSJ)
- From Robert Scoble on the last few days at Apple and memories of Jobs
- Another piece from Scoble including a touching photo of Jobs with his wife
- Apple logos go dim at the Apple Stores
- Piece from David Pogue of the NYT
- In Praise of Bad Steve
- Video of Jobs and his 2005 commencement address at Stanford
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma â€” which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Feel free to add your thoughts or links to other good articles and remembrances.