Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is dead; the news, which broke late yesterday evening, has left me deeply saddened.
We wrote about Steve Job’s resignation in late August, when he wrote “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” Steve has been battling cancer for many years; we knew he wasn’t well, but we had no idea his tragic end would come so soon. His death came just a day after the first Apple release without him; the October 4th announcement of the iPhone 4S.
Steve Jobs was an innovator and visionary who single-handedly started an iRevolution. I share the sentiment of my friend Jason, who wrote it best:
“Steve did for the computer age what Picasso did for art – he made the world look at technology in a different light. He inspired so many people to think outside of the box – he was the man behind, the first Macintosh computer, the iMac, iTunes, and the iPhone. The iPhone was the first phone to truly put the internet in the palm of your hand… and for that we salute you Mr. Jobs, thank you for all that you gave us. You will be missed.”
So sad. Let us pay Mr. Jobs tribute with a quote:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — 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.” – Steve Jobs