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He really was the Henry Ford of our time. He'll be missed.
From his 2005 Stanford commencement speech:
"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."
Read iCon by Young & Simon. The dramatic story of Jobs from befriending high school buddy, Steve Wozniak; hippie days working at Atari; living in India wearing next to nothing, completely disoriented; contracted scabies and dysentery; returning to California to work with Woz on Atari's game, Breakout; his first sale of 12 processor boards to the Byte Shop who returned them expecting computers with cases and power supplies. The whole Apple fiasco; the NeXT disaster; the Pixar purchase from Lucas for just under $10 million; his deal to get back in Apple.
He lived the life of 4-5 mortal beings. I wouldn't be surprised if his DNA is coded in the operating systems of all the ipodphonepads throughout the world. He will never die....01100101101011101
I am in San Francisco. The mourners outside the Apple store downtown holding their iPads with pictures of Steve Jobs - some weeping quietly speaks profoundly of the impact one visionary can have on the world. A sad day indeed.
I was just walking into the Apple store in Reston, VA when the news hit (sure enough it was a pop-up on my iPhone). I told one of the salesmen and he began swtiching all of the computers to the Apple web page, which had Jobs' photo and memorium. The place became quieter and quieter and one of the employees was wondering if they should close.
Hearing the awkwardness of many of the reporters on CNN and local news, who are too young or short-sighted to know the legacy of Jobs even before the iPod existed (meaning they know nothing of the garage in Cupertino, Apple II, the original "1984" Macintosh or even the story of Pixar productions), one does not get a sense of how important he was to technology and media in the world, and that he did it all without market researchers, executives or consultants whispering in his ear. Just him and his hand-picked team. I think over time, business students, writers, engineers and scientists will all be struggling to learn "how he did it"