Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs

I encountered Steve Jobs for the first time in 1985 with the Macintosh 128K; this was the first and last encounter I have had with an Apple product.

Over the years I have watched Steve Jobs and admired his vision, his focus, and admired the sheer power of his personality.

For those of us who have grew up with the generation that included Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, we have seen numerous people heralded as innovators and visionaries but the reality is that Steve Jobs was a titan on any list of great tech visionaries.

A quote from a 2005 Stanford Commencement address was not only advice to the graduates but it also sums up Steve Jobs in his own words:
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
Steve Jobs, a man who never settled.  Thank you, not only for the great products, but also for inspiring those of us who refuse to settle.

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