God Speed My Friend, God Speed…
Statement from President Obama: “Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.
I just about cried when I read this article from CNN about Steve jobs passing away tonight at the age of 56. If you don’t know who Steve Jobs is, then you been living under a rock. A rock on the planet once known as Pluto.
Steve Jobs is the creator of Apple on which he started with another friend in 1976.
Mr. Jobs was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in 2004. August of 2011 he stepped down from Apple citing that he could no longer properly adhere to his job. Tonight, October 05, 2011 Steve Jobs has left his legacy on earth to ascend to the next level.
Growing up in Austin everyone used a Dell computer. Michael Dell actually lives in Austin and is a well known figure. While growing up in elementary school we used those square Apple Mac computers. This is how I learned all the nerdy computer speak like Dos. We would play typing games in the computer lab and even Orgen Trail (THROWBACK).
The article mentioned some great quotes from Mr. Steve Jobs when he spoke to the 2005 (same year I graduated college) graduating class at Stanford:
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”
May you rest in slumber
What are your memories of Apple pre iProducts?