I took a moment to pause early on the 6th of October (Australian time) to thank Steve Jobs. I was so saddened to hear of his passing.
Fittingly I thought, my next steps were to tweet about it on my iphone before sitting down to type this blog on my MacBook Pro.
That said: it’s not just the “things” I’ve been playing with for 20 years that I’m thankful for.
Here was a man who showed us all how something functional could be gorgeous and designed to make us marvel.
Here was a lifelong learner who showed us that you don’t always need a formal education to succeed (Steve dropped out of Reed college).
Here was a flexible creator who also brought us Woody and Buzz from Toy Story.
Here was a business leader who showed us how to build a company with such a culture and verve.
Here was a tenacious character who showed us that it’s never too late if you love it when he clawed his way back into Apple after being fired.
Thank you thank you thank you and farewell.