Posted by: Colin Smith
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Yesterday Steve Jobs left this world at only 56. It is a sad time in the tech community, and the world at large.. I was never a big Apple fan, the only Apple device in my house is an Ipod Touch and that is only because my wife wanted it. Even not being a fan of Apple I recognize all that Steve Jobs has done for this world. Not only with Apple but also with Pixar Animation Studios. it is amazing to me that a man of only 56 was able to really impact the world in such a positive and huge way. He really changed the way people live their lives. Many people would not know what to do without the Ipad or Iphone these days, and even if you are an android person like me, who do you think helped shape what a smartphone and a tablet should be? He really helped shape the age of personal computing and took it to another level and always strived to make the user experience of Apple products an amazing experience. He was very successful in doing so. If you go ask anyone that has an Apple product and ask them why they like it, odds are they will say “It just works”. That really is an amazing feat these days with how fast technology changes. For Apple to show restraint and maybe not be at the cutting edge, Iphone with no 4G as an example, has to be tough in this market. But they have done so and they have done amazing while doing so. this is because of the overall experience is that “it just works”.
Steve was an amazing man working as CEO up to just a few weeks before his death, he was a visionary and pioneer in anything that he set out to do. He was a man that left this world a better place then he found it. That is hard to do. Think about that, one man having a HUGE impact on so many around the world. Not many can say they accomplished anything like that. That does not mean that we should not all strive, like Steve would, to do our part and make our worlds better for us and the people we care about. If everyone did that then the world truly would be a better place. I think the best way to honor the memory of Steve Jobs is to find something that you love and are passionate about, and be the best at it. if you do that you can make the world a better place.
With that I will close and say, Rest in Peace Steve Jobs, and thank you for all that you have done in the very short time you were here with us all.