Today morning I got a call from my friend saying ‘Steve Jobs died’. I immediately got up from my bed and switched on my PC to check the news and this is what I saw in Apple.com.
It’s really sad news for me and for those who were inspired and touched by his Innovation and Creativity.
My hearty condolences to his family,friends and the employees of Apple.
I would like to post the speech he gave in 2005 at Stanford University.
“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.
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 others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
The great innovator Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple. He is one of my inspirations in life for innovation. It’s a sad news that he has stepped down. Apple still can continue without him and reach new heights, but will there be any innovation and great design?
My first Apple product that I own was a 3rd generation iPod Nano. When I bought that, I was fantasized by the User Interface and the design especially the Thumb Wheel. It saved my thumb from hell lot of clicks 🙂
All their products aren’t affordable that I couldn’t buy anything other than the iPod 🙂 but still I keep checking their site for the news and fall in love with all new Apple products.
Currently I’m reading a book about him – Inside Steve’s brain. I am yet to complete the book and hearing his resignation news today is just sad.
I always remember Steve Jobs for the following.
He was dropped out of college.
Introducing the first home computer with a GUI
Resigned Apple and founded NeXT
Pixar Animation Studios
He recruited John Sculley (Pepsi Co CEO) by asking him “Do
you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come
with me and change the world”
Creation of Mac OS, iPod, iPhone, iPad
His Black Turtle-neck T shirt and Blue jean.
There is lot more to say but I will end my post here as I have my Algorithm arrears exam tomorrow morning 🙂
The best part of iPhone4 is Face Time, Yes, that is what Steve jobs and every one is saying.
But I have no idea how this face time works.
If it uses WIFI, it requires an internet connection, then how come it is new to world, we already have Skype and Fring Video calling that works like charm using internet. How does this Face Time differ from Skype?
Quite confusing, isn’t. Let us see what Steve Jobs tells about it.