Friday, October 7, 2011


I was very, very sad to hear that Steve Jobs lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.  He led such a quiet and private life that I honestly don't think many people knew who Steve Jobs was until the IPad and the IPhone came along.  

He was invited to give a commencement speech at Standford University where he talked about his life and gave advice to the graduating class based on his experiences.  

He was given up for adoption right after he was born, dropped out of college, dropped acid, and founded Apple.  He went on to accomplish other amazing things, including buying Pixar and making the first fully animated movie, Toy Story.  He's touched everyone's life in one way or another.  Amazing isn't it that one person could have such a profound impact on how we access, store, and use all kinds of information, from the fonts on our computers to the music we listen to.  I don't think there is anyone who hasn't used or owned an apple product or been touched by the genius of Steve Jobs without even realizing it.  He had an amazing mind and the incredible ability to blend different technologies into useful products that anyone could use.  Like the old saying goes, you didn't have to be a rocket scientist to operate an IPad or an IPhone or an IPod.  Farewell, Steve.  You did yourself  proud.  We will all miss you so much.  

“We believe that people with passion can change the world for the better” 
"Those people who are crazy enough to change the world are the ones who actually do”  ~ Steve Jobs

1 comment:

Happy Kid City said...

What an amazing story. I have even heard that his parents were in graduate school when they gave him up for adoption.