Once you go mac, you can't go back.... Whenever i have a reason to use some other computer that isn't a mac, i feel like i got thrown back into the stone age, for real. Apple just has a way of making things feel so sleek and sophisticated, it's almost a crime not to jump in the band wagon of owning at least one of their gadgets. How much more thankful can i be for the day when i could drop my discman for an ipod... what would music lovers all over the word have done without it?
It was always fun watching Jobs unveil yet another product. He made it look like it was... well, just an apple, an uncomplicated fun gadget he woke up one morning and decided to present to us to eat. I was reading excerpts from various interviews he granted and it just made me want to be better... to do more.
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.''
"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.''
"Stay hungry, stay foolish." COMMENCEMENT SPEECH AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2005
"We don't get a chance to do that many things, and everyone should be really excellent. Because this is our life." INTERVIEW WITH FORTUNE, 2008
"I don't think I've ever worked so hard on something, but working on Macintosh was the neatest experience of my life. Almost everyone who worked on it will say that. None of us wanted to release it at the end. It was as though we knew that once it was out of our hands, it wouldn't be ours anymore. When we finally presented it at the shareholders' meeting, everyone in the auditorium stood up and gave it a 5-minute ovation. What was incredible to me was that I could see the Mac team in the first few rows. It was as though none of us could believe that we'd actually finished it. Everyone started crying.''"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me." .... And that's what should matter. Knowing you've spent the day doing things that will make a difference for others. Knowing you're living your purpose. That's what matters. Hopefully when i die, i would have lived a life poured out...
I watched a documentary on the life of Steve Jobs on CNN a few days ago. It got me loving him more. So sad to hear about his death. 56years was a short life, but he made the most of it.
Hopefully we wouldn't be having more apple crumbles after this sad news... Apple can only get better, iHope. He was a visionary leader and must have taught them well. There's got to be some young innovative Midas touch left over there to continue to give us what we love about Apple. And while we can only hope for that, we know for sure that his legacy still lives on... in my typing this post on my macbook, in the various gadgets we can't do without.
God bless his family.
Steve Jobs, great innovator & visionary, died; now on to meet the Great Innovator & Ultimate Visionary. via @RickMartinezSac
Isn't amazing that as innovative as Job was, and all the other talented people out there are, they don't come even close to what God can do? Not even near close to it. Ha, Great God indeed.
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