Yesterday, Steve Jobs died. Now I've never been particularly iObsessed, I'm more a PC girl than a MAC girl, simply due to proximity. I admit that once I played on a MAC Pro in Best Buy (or some model of MAC), ooohh, could I see why people go the MAC route!!
And I'll also admit that my "Congratulations, you're turning 50" gift to myself was an iTouch last December, and I like it!
But this man has touched everyone's life in some way or another. If you're an iFan, there you go. But even if you're not, you probably have an iPod or ten, or an iPhone v. something-or-another... At the very least you've heard of apps.
I saw on Twitter last night that Albert Brooks said Jobs was "our Edison." You know what? I don't think he's far off the mark.
Saw this on Molly Irwin's blog - and I decided I wanted it in MY archives, too...
“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
- Steve Jobs