Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs- Gone at 56

This should be Apple's new logo. Dope. #SteveJobs on TwitpicI think Apple should seriously consider this new logo someone posted on Twitter after the passing of Steve Jobs. The man was a true visionary and changed all of our lives in ways we can hardly even realize today because the innovations he made have become so pervasive and common that we take them for granted.  Even if you don't own a single Apple product (and I own about 20), Steve's creations and innovations have impacted your life.  It's hard to believe he was only 56 years old. He accomplished so much in his short time.  As I think about his life, I'm reminded that we only have a limited time here.  To not try to be someone else.  Do what you do best.  And, that in spite of having billions of dollars we cannot buy health or extra time.  R.I.P. Steve.  Thanks for all you did.


Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

I am more saddened by this news than I thought I would be. Probably because Apple has been such a big part of my life, despite me being less in love with them than I was years ago.

I love the logo.

I also was struck by the fact that he was one of the wealthiest men in the world and cancer still took him.

There are no guarantees, none, zero, zilch.

Thank you, Steve. Rest in peace.

Unknown said...

I have similar thoughts this morning Brian. Perhaps what is most striking is that I am turning 50 this year and I can't imagine having accomplished all he got done in his short time with us. I'm repeatedly moved by his commitment to the user—making his tools intuitive and connecting us in ways that have enhanced relationships profoundly.

The tool is never the thing. It's what it does. Apple has created a way of life. There's no going back. I do think Thomas Edison is the apt comparison. And Walt Disney. Perhaps he is a hybrid of these two predecessors, actually.

Will miss his genius and turtlenecks. :)

Don said...

You got me to take a look at Apple products. My youngest son then converted me. I'm sold! Thank you Steve. Namaste

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