Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Goodbye, Steve Jobs [1955-2011]

The big news of October 5, 2011 is the sad passing of Steve Jobs. Even though it has been known for a while that Mr Jobs has been fighting cancer for the last several years, it's still a shock when people die...especially someone who had already done so much to change the world and most likely could have accomplished much more had he had the time.

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. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
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 [1955-2011]

Check out Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address!

I remember back in 2000, I was a laughing stock for wanting a Mac at home instead of a Windows based machine. Apple was about to die. But Steve Jobs and people he put around in key positions changed all of that through new marketing strategies and innovative products. Not one of us  saw it coming, except maybe Steve Jobs.

Goodbye, Steve Jobs [1955-2011]
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