I originally planned to write about my take on the iPhone 4S announcement tonight, but after hearing the news of Steve Jobs’ death that just didn’t seem right for tonight.
Right now I’m catching up on TV shows using the NBC app on my iPad, I’m reading through the various Steve Jobs tweets and tributes on my work iPad and I’m typing up this post on my MacBook. I’ll be the first to admit I’m completely addicted to my iPhone. I wake up every morning to music coming from my original iPod nano and I have a second nano (the first one can’t hold a charge anymore) for pumping music into my ears while I’m working out. You might say that I’ve drank the Apple Kool-Aid.
Steve Jobs was brilliant, creative and an amazing innovator. His creations changed our daily lives. He will be missed.
Bill Gates: “I will miss Steve immensely.”
Mark Zuckerberg: “Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.”
President Obama: “He changed the way each of us sees the world.”
Google has added a tribute to Jobs on their homepage.
My favorite articles I read on Jobs tonight:
- My Neighbor, Steve Jobs
- A World Without Steve Jobs
- 13 Inspirational Steve Jobs Quotes
- Steve Jobs Was Always Kind To Me (Or, Regrets of An Asshole)
Great quotes from Steve Jobs in His Own Words:
- “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.”
- “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.”