Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs

I don't own an apple computer, an iphone or an ipad, not that I wouldn't want to. The only apple device that I have is a 2nd generation ipod that resembles a small brick. I don't really stay current with all the new technology. However, I do admire Steve Jobs and the company he created. He was exceptionally talented, innovative and creative and he left a profound mark on the world. My prayers go out to his friends and family during this time.

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the BIG decisions in life. Almost everything... All external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarressment or failure. These things just fall away in the face of death. Leaving only what is truly important." -Steve Jobs, February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011

"The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely." -Bill Gates

"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. By building one of the planet’s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world." -President Barak Obama

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