Friday, October 7, 2011

Steve Jobs - Dead at 56

Photo above: Steve Jobs and his wife around 2006.
Top photo: In his office in 2008.

From a graduation speech he gave at Stanford University in 2005.
Knowing you are going to die is the reality trump card for all of us...
“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.”

From David Pogue, NYT: "Mr. Jobs didn’t buy into focus groups, groupthink or decision by committee. At its core, Apple existed to execute the visions in his brain. He oversaw every button, every corner, every chime. He lost sleep over the fonts in the menus, the cardboard of the packaging, the color of the power cord."

To the Editor:

Steven P. Jobs leveraged technology to improve and transform the way in which we work and play. He made business sexy.

His contributions to the human condition are inestimable. I’m of the generation that grew up with black-and-white television, transistor radios, manual typewriters and rotary phones. I can truly appreciate how his extraordinary vision has enriched my life.

Radnor, Pa., Oct. 6, 2011

Note: PB Blogger is from this generation as well!

From an October 7, 2011 NY Times article by James Stewart:
“He was really unique, brilliant, demanding and difficult,” Mr. Norman said. “Like him or not, it doesn’t matter; he redefined the music industry, the cellphone industry, computers and animation. You cannot deny the impact he had on the company, the industry and our culture.”

Steve Jobs obits NY Times October 5, 2011

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