Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs


I don't know much about Apple. I don't own an iAnything and I'm a PC, not a MAC.

Yet I appreciate how important he was to the way we all connect and use technology.

Hope loves her iPad and enjoys sharing what she learns with Pop-Pau


She'll grab it and tell you "I'm working with my apps"

This morning's news covered some comments made by the people who use the many things Steve created ...

"My son uses a device Steve Jobs created to help him talk. He'll never know"

"He took technology and made it beautiful"

and simply - seen on Twitter ...

"iSad"


notes left on the window of a San Francisco Apple store

 

at the 5th Avenue store in NYC

I spoke to a friend in San Francisco last night who worked for Steve Jobs and she said that she'll be looking to the clouds to see "all the new and interesting formations"


Peaceful Journey Steve

24 comments:

DJan said...

That window with all the stickies made me cry. It's so appropriate to be sad today, so iSad, too. He was only 56 years old. What a lot he created in his short life!

ellen abbott said...

we are ieverything. our very first computers back in the 80s were apples and we have never strayed. he was one of of a kind. iSad too.

Jay Simser said...

I am a Mac. I have been reading many tributes to Steve Jobs since the news hit the Internets but yours is the one that made me tear up.. iSad too.

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm a mac too, in fact I've never really used a pc. I was a graphic designer I was one of the first to get a strawberry coloured imac. Infact I still have it. It's a thing of great beauty.

Another great loss. :(

Kay L. Davies said...

I remember the first Macs, the little ones. I was a printer, a newspaper compositor, and computers made many of us redundant. But I remember the thrill of all the things that little computer could do.
I have a wide-screen iMac now, and it can't amaze me the way that little thing could.
iSad is a classic tweet. I love it.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Hilary said...

This made me tear up, too. I love my Mac.. always have.. always will. "iSad says it perfectly.

jabblog said...

RIP Steve Jobs - you were one in a million.

Ron said...

What a lovely and touching tribute, Dianne!

Like you, I don't own any "Apple products" (but eventually will get a Mac, I know). However, I can so appreciate the quality and care that Apple puts into their products. And it's true...he took technology and made it beautiful!

"She'll grab it and tell you "I'm working with my apps"

Oh, how ADORABLE!

Have a great day, dear lady.

X ya!

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful tribute to Steve Jobs, Dianne! He was an incredible man and did indeed make technology beautiful. The world has suffered a real loss with his passing. Can't help but ask, why do the great ones frequently go so early???? Hugs to Hope! Have a great day!


Sylvia

Daryl said...

His passing is not a loss just to Apple or Mac users but to technology itself. Steve inspired not just the consumers but the creators/competition with his amazingly brilliant mind ... if you've not heard his commencement address at Stanford: Google it ..

JC said...

It really is what you do with your life that matters ... he just happened to things that will be remembered and that helped.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What a lovely tribute, My Dear--I found it very very touching....

He was a true genius innovator, wasn't he? I have been hearing many Quotes last night and today---things HE said....Brilliant, Thoughtful and so Important...Encouraging one to live your own life, no one elses---I LOVED That....
HOPE has an iPad!!! Will wonders never cease....That dear little girl---Growing up so fast, right before my eyes!!! I'm a PC person too, but, I see what this man did to change the way we communicate, forever.....
I wonder what will happen now...They say that EVERYTHING went through him and had to be approved by him and the one time it didn't, they had to pull whatever it was off the market because it had flaws that weren't caught....A One-Of-A-Kind-Unique-Genius. RIP Steve Jobs.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A lovely tribute to someone who changed allour lives, whether we're Apple or PC. And we could all take a lesson from 'think different'. Sad ---- he was so young!!!

Vagabonde said...

That is a beautiful piece of writing on Steve Jobs, Dianne. We still have our old Apple computer – don’t use it anymore but I am sure it still works. We have a PC now. He certainly made a world of difference to the world, to everyone. I listened to his commencement address at Stanford and shall find it again to copy it. It is so inspiring – the best address I have heard so far. He was a true luminary – a light for the rest of the world.

Linda Reeder said...

Hope working on her apps! wonderful!
My only Apple product is an iPod Nano - music and radio coming out of a little square about the size of a postage stamp. Amazing.
What a man, what a loss!

I'm With Stupid said...

Steve Jobs was a counter-culture capitalist. A hippie who was also a billionaire. He's the kind of guy who scares the hell out of a lot of people because he simply didn't live his life by all the unwritten rules of society.

Jay

Marg said...

We are not a Mac or an ipod either but I understand they are wonderful machines.He was such a great man. Nice tribute to him. Take care.

Au and Target said...

I've never used a Mac or Apple either. Interesting how he managed to connect with so many people.

Granny Annie said...

Dianne I believe this is the nicest tribute to Steve Jobs that I have seen.

Jeff B said...

Amazing how a guy with whom I never had any contact can leave a whole in my heart because of his passing.

HermanTurnip said...

Excellent sendoff to a man who put a dent in the universe!

Pauline said...

My iMAC and i are both sad, but now I'll be looking at the clouds, too, just to catch a glimpse of their new formations.

TexWisGirl said...

a lovely tribute. congrats on your POTW.

holdingmoments said...

A lovely tribute to a great man.

And congratulations on your POTW; well deserved.