Friday, October 7, 2011

A Tribute to Steve Jobs

Macintosh, iPod, iTouch, iPhone, and the iPad.   Technological devises our world has grown to love and depend on.   The man behind these revolutionary devises, is Steve Jobs (Steven Paul Jobs).   To many, he is an icon and an idol.   His curiosity lead him to take technology to a whole new level.    His products have changed the way we engage, interact, discover and learn on the go and at all times.  Here is a great story about Steve and his life by LA Times

Aside from his Apple products, he is the creator of Pixar, which revolutionized computer animation.   Pixar films make you feel like you can touch the characters, capture you by their special effects, and connect you more the story.    Some of my favorite movies are Pixar, like Monsters, Inc.,  Up, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Wall-E and Ratatouille  Steve made animation movies fun for not only children but adults and families.  I make my children watch these films so they can experience the magic each story shares.    Steve Jobs gave animation a way to connect with their viewers in a whole different way.    

Tribute page on Apple's Website-

I found out about on Twitter about Steve Jobs passing.   I was on my iPhone when I saw a tweet come into my Twitter feed.    Suddenly tweet after tweet in my feed was about Steve Jobs. (I currently follow 1,326 people.)   The tweets I was reading were inspiring, touching, and at times heart-wrenching.    Steve Jobs was a mogul, an icon, a hero, and inspiration to SO many people.    Twitter was full of people sharing their thoughts, prayers and appreciation to a man who has given so much to our world.

The world lost an incredible man, before his time should have been finished.    For a man who was battling such a horrible/painful disease, he continued to put his energy, passion, and heart into his work, despite his health complications.    The man never wanted to slow down and it is remarkable how much he accomplished in his life.    He has changed our world and the way we function, and that is a rare thing for someone to claim.  

I encourage you to watch Steve Jobs commencement speech from 2005 at Stanford University.   In his speech he talks about getting fired from Apple in 1985, talks about life and death.  His message in this speech is relatable to everyone and anyone.  

 RIP Steve Jobs.  You inspire us all and has changed our lives.  Thank you for all you did and what you have given to us.  May your passion and curiosity live on forever.  

How will you remember Steve Jobs??  Has your life changed because of his inventions/products?   How do you think our world has changed because of him?   I would love to hear from you...

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."   Steve Jobs

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 other's 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

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