Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died in California. Jobs was 56.
I didn’t get PC’s. I never could figure out the early high-tech language , and I couldn’t see myself spending months in a computer lab to figure out how to research news stories, send photos, download music or share messages with friends. That’s why Steve Jobs changed my life. He made technology accessible to the right brainers of the world, the people who had previously been called “too stupid” to participate in the computer world.
Apple was a company of artists, philosophers, musicians and creatives who wanted to share technology with everyone. I bought one of the first generation of Apple’s computers, an Apple 11e duo disk drive. Next came laptops, iPhones, and iPads. The products are more than products in our house. They are a way of life. ~ Sheila
Here’s my favorite Steve Jobs quote:
"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do...." –SJ
And here’s my favorite speech, one of passed to dozens of friends over the past ten years.
R.I.P. Steve. Thanks for making ugly technology beautiful and bringing the world to our palms.
Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs,
chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar
Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the
opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself -- at the
university's 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.