Steve Jobs died.
I never knew him, I never spoke to him, but I’m very upset at the loss of Steve Jobs. Much more upset than I’d expedited I would be if and when his health concerns took him.
He was a personal inspiration to me, he was a passionate man, a visionary who chased down his dreams, who took his inspiration and made it real. He didn’t let anything stand in his way, he didn’t let nay-sayers bring him down, or turn him away from anything he believed in.
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
We make tools for these kinds of people.
While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
He changed the world, this is not simple hyperbole, the world is different because of what he did. The man changed how we all experience technology, what we expect of it and how we use it, in a very noteworthy and distinct manner.
He died far too soon.
From personal to professional, Steve Jobs’ influence & vision permeates my life in significant ways, on every single day.
I’m deeply upset by his passing… and I’m not exactly sure how to deal with it. I’m no stranger to loss, or even death, but I don’t seem to have the right “tools” to allow me to process the passing of a person who influenced my life in the ways Steve Jobs has.
Frankly I never really expected to grieve for a stranger, with the exception of one other “celebrity” who I won’t name now, but has inspired me my entire life.
I don’t know how to mourn a man who I never knew as a man :(
Thank you Steve Jobs, for everything you accomplished, and everyone you inspired.