Steve Jobs is dead. The man who made apple a household name is dead.
This very sentence sends a ripple effect of shock and gloom throughout the world. With this sentence, the world seems to have grown dimmer as the world mourn the snuffing out of a brilliant light.
With his passing, Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs joined the league of the GREAT who had left an indelible mark in the world, not just by what they have achieved, but also their philosophy and legacy of wisdom.
Many people are wondering what’s going to happen to Apple now that “the brain” is gone. Always the man of vision, Steve Jobs assured us:
So much has been said about this man who brought us the iPod, iMac, iPhone and iPad – some are good, some are bad, but most are amazing!
Steve Jobs himself once said, “I want to put a ding in the universe.”
And that he did beautifully, elegantly and effectively.
All I can say is: for a man with such humble beginnings, you have been a true inspiration. And for all that you have given the world, our children and the generations to come, “Thank you” doesn’t seem enough! You have truly made a ‘ding in the universe’. But given your wisdom, vision and foresight, I wouldn’t be surprise if YOU surprise us with “just one more thing” from the heavens above. You will be greatly missed, Mr. Jobs.
Rest In Peace.
Steve Jobs on naming Apple:
I was actually a fruitarian at that point in time. I ate only fruit. Now I’m a garbage can like everyone else. And we were about three months late in filing a fictitious business name so I threatened to call the company Apple Computer unless someone suggested a more interesting name by five o’clock that day. Hoping to stimulate creativity. And it stuck. And that’s why we’re called Apple.
This is extracted from Steve Job’s public address to the Stanford University’s graduating class of 2005 – a rare public speech by him – read more about it HERE.
The amazing revolution of the Apple computer.
|The first Apple prototype|
|that became the stylish iMac|
|and then the incredibly light Macbook Air|
|1955 – 2011|