Remembering that you are going to die, is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose. You are already naked, there is no reason not to follow your heart. (Steve Jobs, 2005)
Steve Jobs: 1995 – 2011 … Rest in Peace
Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple has died at the age of 56. Sadly, we knew this day was coming as Jobs battled pancreatic cancer, but we just did not want to believe it. He recently stepped down from Apple and many knew that this day was inevitable. However, what this man did and his vision he brought forth in life … will last an eternity. What an amazing affect this man, who never graduated college, had on all of us and the world. His family said in a released statement by Apple, Mr. Jobs “died peacefully today surrounded by his family.”
Watch Steve Jobs inspiration speech for the 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
Steve Jobs talks about death, “if you live each die as if it was your last, someday you will most certainly be right”. Jobs would ask himself every day when he looked in the mirror, if today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” Whenever the answer was no for too many days in a row, Jobs knew he had to change something.
From the Boston Globe:
“He taught all of us how to transform technology into magic,” said John Sculley, Apple’s chief executive in the mid-1980s, and the man who once had Jobs kicked out of the company he’d co-founded.
After he was ousted, Jobs endured a decade of exile. But the experience taught him lessons that would, once he returned, help him lead Apple to unimaginable heights of achievement.
I remember my first Mac, actually it was a Macintosh, as I just dated myself. Typing away and trying to finish my senior thesis for history. I look back on that experience and am in awe just how far we have come in the PC world and just how before its time that Mac really was. Oh those days of the floppy disk.
Steve Jobs, you will be missed, Rest in Peace.
UPDATE I: From Michelle Malkin comes an interesting and appropriate analysis in the face of the anti-capitalist rallies in NYC and across the US juxtaposed to the passing of Steve Jobs. What would the world be like without the vision o Steve Jobs, are we supposed to be upset that he made money fro his visions and hard work? Not in the slightest.