Steve Jobs 1955-2011
As I sipped my coffee, I noticed how strangely Safari hung up and didn’t load its eyelashes, as if it were complaining. Meanwhile, out of the corner of my eye, I read on my Twitter timeline, “Steve Jobs is dead”
I didn’t feel sorry for him, I didn’t feel sad, I thought, “He will finally rest in peace. One more person has died, of the hundreds or thousands who will have died at that very moment. But not just one person died , but a person who left his mark on the world and who changed the way we understand computing today. A person has died for whose passion led to the creation of the computer from which I am writing these lines right now .
As Apple’s website says, “Apple has lost a visionary and a creative genius, the world has lost an amazing human being” and I couldn’t agree more. On the same page I have also found the email address firstname.lastname@example.org where one can send messages, reflections and condolences, perhaps I will encourage you to write some. The time has come for a person who stood up to a horrible disease and fought it for years to rest easy. The time has come for a company to show that it was able to soak up the attitude of a visionary and move on. If you don’t mind I will leave you now and enjoy one of his visions in conjunction with one of my passions. I’m going to plug in my iPod and let it play music randomly, rest in peace Mr. Steve Jobs .