Steve Jobs, I miss you already


Steve Jobs passes October 5, 2011

A mere 5-1/2 weeks ago, I spoke of Steve Jobs, Apple visionary — “what will we do without Steve,” I asked. Remember him, appreciate him and enjoy what he gave the world. While I am a computer consultant and work in both the Mac and Windows world, my computer of choice has always been Macintosh since I first saw this computer in 1983.

Steven Jobs changed the world and he impacted my world tremendously. One of the best remembrances I have seen is from The Gaping Void cartoonist, Hugh MacLeod.

He added:

In Memoriam (Steve Jobs)

I remember the first time I saw the TV Ad

It changed my life.

It was the first commercial I’d ever seen in my life, that actually spoke to me, my true self, and not just to (like pretty much every single other commercial out there), whatever short-term, trivial needs I had going on that day.

It was then I knew that I wasn’t just one of the crazy ones, but that it was also IMPERATIVE to actually be one of the crazy ones. That my life and soul demanded it.

It’s not what Steve Jobs created in his his brief but incandescent life- the computers, iPods, iPhones etc etc- that isn’t the big story.

And what we created with his his products, that isn’t the big story, either.

The big story is what Steve helped us believe about ourselves. By putting his balls on the line, again and again, he made it easier for us to do the same.

And so we did.

Thank you, Steve. You will be missed. Of course you frickin’ will…

I don’t think I can add anything to Hugh’s memoriam. You can download this image for free. Or you can order the a limited edition of this In Memoriam – Steve Jobs free except for the price of shipping only.


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