Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rest In Peace, Steve Jobs.




Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at 56

Every once in a while, an event as tragic as Steve Jobs' death compels us to stop what we're doing and be reminded of how fragile life is--but also how beautiful it can be. Thanks for everything, Steve Jobs. You will forever be remembered. 

 “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. 

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, or living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. 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.”
— Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement 2005

iPod. iPhone. Apple. Mac. These are the types of innovations and corporations Steve Jobs helped found during his lifetime, which we use for our pleasure and take for granted every day. But his legacy is not just made up of these tangible materials. His creativity and genius has been a constant source of inspiration for not only technologists but people everywhere all over the globe. Less seriously, he proved to everybody that nerdy nerds can turn into great nerds, and then those great nerds turn into great men. 


And, by God, Steve Jobs was a great man. 


Rest In Peace, Steve Jobs. You were a truly remarkable human being, and your powerful technological contributions will never be forgotten. You changed the world. 

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3 comments:

E.R. King said...

Beautiful tribute. I was saddened to hear that he passed on.
I'm a new follower, and I'm glad I found your blog!

Becca. said...

R.I.P to a true legend and genious

XOXO, BECCA
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`Adrielne said...

Legend...? Genius...? I mean, I understand that he did make a bit of an impact on the communities of high-developed first world countries, especially America, by introducing a new kind of phone or a new type of a computer-like device, but making such a big deal of his death seems like such an "American" thing to me. And call me cold-hearted if you'd like, but first off, PEOPLE DIE EVERY DAY and we don't make such a big deal of it, and second, look at how many new phone and computer models were made by Microsoft or whatever, and how many of their engineers or designers died since their companies started on the market?
I'm starting to get fed up with all the Jobs-mourn posts and it feels more like a trend than anything (well, perhaps anything but the 9/11 remembrance run we have all over the web every year - but how often do we hear about the dates of the London or Lisbon attacks? Never)...

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