Miscellaneous Ramblings

Steven Paul Jobs

February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011

Requiescat in Pace

Charles Moore - 2011.10.06 - Tip Jar

How do you fly your flag at half-mast metaphorically in cyberspace?

I was profoundly saddened to hear of Steve Jobs' death last night. Ironically, the news came to me on my old-technology television set rather than on my iPad or one of my Macs, but I'm sure vast numbers will be made aware of his passing via one of the devices that would not exist, at least in the form we know them, had it not been for Jobs' vision.

Not all of that rarest of rare sorts of visionaries that Jobs was see the concepts they envision become reality in their lifetimes, and fewer still live to realize their dream of genuinely changing the world in a meaningful and paradigm-altering way.

Steve JobsSteve Jobs did both.

I don't expect to see the like of him again in what's left of my own lifetime - the course of which has been affected and altered by the products of Jobs's vision, my personal favorite of which is the Mac and its operating system.

I didn't always agree with Jobs, but where I didn't, I am obliged to concede that he was more often proved right, or at least reading market prospects and trends more accurately than I. I also didn't always admire his personal style, especially his tendencies toward arrogance and his penchant for casting aside technologies and products that had evidently begun to bore him without a backward glance.

But one simply couldn't help but admire, indeed be in awe of in the truest sense of the word, his mind-bending list of achievements, which would be impressive even cumulatively the product of several different minds and lifetimes rather than one man's vision.

To say I will miss him isn't nearly adequate.

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Steven Paul Jobs, Requiescat in Pace

Miscellaneous Ramblings

Steven Paul Jobs

February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011

Requiescat in Pace

Charles Moore - 2011.10.06 - Tip Jar

How do you fly your flag at half-mast metaphorically in cyberspace?

crying MacI was profoundly saddened to hear of Steve Jobs' death last night. Ironically, the news came to me on my old-technology television set rather than on my iPad or one of my Macs, but I'm sure vast numbers will be made aware of his passing via one of the devices that would not exist, at least in the form we know them, had it not been for Jobs' vision.

Not all of that rarest of rare sorts of visionaries that Jobs was see the concepts they envision become reality in their lifetimes, and fewer still live to realize their dream of genuinely changing the world in a meaningful and paradigm-altering way.

Steve Jobs did both.

I don't expect to see the like of him again in what's left of my own lifetime - the course of which has been affected and altered by the products of Jobs's vision, my personal favorite of which is the Mac and its operating system.

I didn't always agree with Jobs, but where I didn't, I am obliged to concede that he was more often proved right, or at least reading market prospects and trends more accurately than I. I also didn't always admire his personal style, especially his tendencies toward arrogance and his penchant for casting aside technologies and products that had evidently begun to bore him without a backward glance.

But one simply couldn't help but admire, indeed be in awe of in the truest sense of the word, his mind-bending list of achievements, which would be impressive even cumulatively the product of several different minds and lifetimes rather than one man's vision.

To say I will miss him isn't nearly adequate.

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