Wow. An era has passed. Interesting article. Funny how the writer points out that Jobs made the world "better." *** is that all about?
In spite of the fact I can't stand Apple products, Steve Jobs was a visionary right their with the greatest of all time. I actually owned a kit machine (only 500 made) back in the late '70 that my wife bought thinking she was buying me and Oscilloscope for my ham radio. Boy did she open a can of worms and ham radio vanished once I figured out what it was.
In a way.. an amazing guy who introduced GUI ( graphical user interface) on the Mac the point and click method as opposed to remembering the menu commands and then followed on the PC platform by Bill Gates with the Windows software. It later transformed into the touch and and tab method on devices that you see today on the tablet computing and on smart phones
He was booted out by Scully and the fortunes of Apple declined. Came back and turned the Company around.
Pixar.. The animation company.. gave us very enjoyable movies...
He took the Mp3 player ( introduced by a korean company, I-river) and built the ecosystem for it and became a huge success. This wrestled the electronic industry of portable players ( walkman from Sony.) He introduced the tablet ( Ipads) and it became a huge industry by itself that is threatening the notebook and game console industrytoday. The Iphone shook the industry giants like Motorolla, Ericson , RIm ( Black berry) ,Nokia and windows based phones based on WIndows mobile platform
The innovations made it simple for millions ordinary people to use computers. The Ipads made it a useful device for people who are visually impaired to see things better as it can be zoomed in and out easily on a portable device.
an amazing guy with charisma who could have followers ( mac nuts / evangelist) who will strongly preach the virtues of using the Mac which the leaders of that time and today Bill Gates and Larry Ellison ( Mr Oracle, I believe) till today does not have it.
His passing will be a loss for Apple as we many not see such innovative products . The era of Apple is threatened as it may be difficult to replace a visionary guy who can execute at the same time...
Millions of people use the devices; whether it makes it a " better place" i suppose is subjective. I am not dependent on it but it does make computing more tolerable for me as I am vision impaired in the left eye..
And the internet will break in 3.... 2..... 1....
We all gotta go sooner or later.
Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few: Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter
DING DONG..... ?
-Enjoy the ride. *** All statements made herein are my personal opinion and nothing more, regardless of tone or context. ***
I find this very inspiring...
i think the iPad is the best example of his brilliance - he has somehow convinced millions that they need a little slice of technology to be by their side at all times - be it email, books, other apps ... even to this very day, i still think the iPad is a silly silly device (i need a little more functionality than the iPad can deliver) - but that didn't stop me from buying one ...
and you bet that come october 14th, i'll have an iphone 4s, too! if nothing else - the pics of knives on these forums will benefit from the new iphones.