Today on October 5th, Steve Jobs has passed away. A sad day. He was only 56. Steve Jobs inspired me and a lot of people. He left behind a lot of innovations like the Mac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. He built a major app ecosystem that helped small developers hit big. He stayed with Apple till he died. Can many other people say that stayed with the company they love till death, no. He was a very dedicated man. People back then thought personal computers would never work out and wanted him to give up. He didn’t, he kept in the game while everyone else thought his ideas wasn’t that great but he stuck with it and proved people wrong. Now look at Apple, the company he co-founded. A very profitable company. Steve did things most of us would not do. He took big risks. I think he did what he felt was right by his heart. He changed the whole technology world. I never knew Steve Jobs personally. Only what I read, watched and heard about him. I will miss his keynotes also. I already wanted to meet him in person or visit one of his keynotes in person. He seemed like a great and a unique guy.
Apple created a tribute to Steve Jobs. On the homepage you have a picture of him and if you click it goes to this page which says
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost of a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
On August 26 TMZ published a photo of Steve Jobs two days after him resigning. I questioned if it was real or not in a post “Fake Steve Jobs Photo?“. I guess that photo was real now. Maybe just a bad camera, over exposed or something i don’t know. But we should not remember his last moments of not feeling well. We should remember his life as a whole.
I’ll miss him. I don’t think anyone else will replace him. People will try to be him, I think a lot of us want to be him but I don’t think we will ever replace him. But we did learn from him. He and Apple really got me thinking about products being simple, designed great, minimalist, etc. I’m not really sure what else to write about him. He’s in a better place now without pain. I know he will be missed.