Tribute to Steve Jobs – a visionary of our world

6 10 2011

This blog is dedicated to reporting on how technology helps to improves our lives. There has perhaps been no greater person, who has contributed to this than Steve Jobs – GodFather of Apple – the company he co-founded back in 1976. He, together with his team at Apple, have changed our lives – the way we use computers, listen to music, watch and create videos. Sadly Steve Jobs died on 5 October, at the premature early age of 56, after a long battle with cancer. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. Steve Jobs was no doubt a visionary and leader. People like this come along once in a lifetime, and to say that he changed the world would be an understatement. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. You will be sorely missed. Rest in peace.

If you’ve been living in a a hole – Apple is leading the consumer technology world with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, its family of iPod media players and iTunes media store, and its Mac computers and iLife and iWork application suites. Apple recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

I was an early believer, with a brief introduction in 1980’s and a full Mac office, back in the early 1990’s. This was a time when the pc/DOS ruled, and only art studios and the occasional office supported the square and odd “Macs”. Luckily the world discovered how reliable, easy to use and funky Macs could be. Furthermore, everyone wanted to be part of the ad campaign that Apple led to “Think Different”. Indeed,one of the most memorable ads of the Think Different campaign was Crazy Ones, Apple’s tribute to the rebels, the troublemakers, the ones who see things differently. And the ones who change the world. short tribute with his own words:

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“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

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.

– Steve Jobs

And his philosophy of death:

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. 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.” – Steve Jobs

As a tribute, Steve’s own autobiography is due out on 24 October – sadly he will not be here to enjoy the rocket sales, it will no doubt receive.

How has Steve Jobs changed your views on the way you think, your selection of technology, innovation, or the world?