A Genius. A Legend. A man with more vision then most and the ability to create a revolution in the industry. Don't believe me? Before the iPhone I can barely remember anyone that actually liked touch devices or even enjoyed using them if they had them...now days most people even go so far as to say they feel "lost" without their iPhone. I think that speaks volumes in some ways for the way Steve Jobs has affected the tech industry and has invited even the non-tech savy into the world of tech.
Though the one quote from Steve I can't ever forget is the misfits quote.
"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... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
I still remember the first day I actually walked into Apple, I got myself the second gen iPod and from that point on it was all over. From the point I opened that packaging to switching it and loading my music up, I knew I was going to be an Apple enthusiast. More than that, a fan of their vision and style. Following that I bought the Powerbook G4 and that was literally it. From building my own PCs I just wanted to buy Apple computers because to me, they represented what so much of the tech industry was missing. Style, finesse, a vision, direction or more so an understanding of what their customers SHOULD want and WHAT the future will be. Even with any customers being disappointed in a move, eventually whatever decision they made would actually take a turn to changing much of the industry. Steve is without a doubt the captain of the change in the industry and has done well sailing that ship.
Rest in peace Steve, shall see you someday.
His greatest legacy is Apple...and that no one will ever forget.
"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." - Steve Jobs, Stanford, 2005.