Rest In Peace, Steve Jobs

Thinking about doing this post, it occurred to me how to sum up what Steve Jobs had been to the entire personal computing industry: Steve Jobs was the smart kid whose homework was copied by all the other kids.

He was the first person to imbue home computers with a sense of style.

He was the first person to bring the art of typography to computing.

He was the first person to see that things needed to be plug-in simple.

When he did translucent cases for the iMac …

… even unrelated industries followed suit!

He understood that the thing to sell was an experience, not simply a gadget.

He never accepted what everyone else thought was good enough. He was the epitome of George Bernard Shaw’s unreasonable man, upon whose shoulders all progress depends.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

He did great things.

He left a ding in the Universe.

He will be missed.


Filed under Apple: The Company, R.I.P.

5 responses to “Rest In Peace, Steve Jobs

  1. Rest in peace Mr. Jobs. You have been a great inspiration to all of us.

  2. Danielle D

    RIP Steve.

  3. Geoff

    Steve Jobs accomplished what he set out to do. Save Apple, and make it the most influential tech company in the world. Without him it is nothing.
    Pleasant dreams, Steve.

  4. How perceptive to identify Steve Jobs as one of Shaw’s unreasonable men. Beautifully done.

  5. This world could use a couple more just like him. Thanks, great post.

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