By now you probably know that Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple computers has died at the age of 56. I had recently posted this photo on my Daily Mnemonic blog outlining my long history of Apple computers, from early days of green monochromatic simplicity, to our current complex yet elegant Mac Pro towers, and MacBook Pro laptops. There has never been a time in my life that I owned a computer that was not an Apple product. It’s what I grew up on, and while I’ve had my share of Windows experiences I’ve always been extremely grateful that there has been a viable Microsoft alternative. Over the years Apple has gone through some rough spots, and I can remember a time in the late 90s when Apple’s future seemed a bit uncertain. I cringed at the prospect of having to own a PC. It’s not that I’m an Apple fanatic, I have never been the type to get into the Mac vs. PC debate. Whatever works for you is fine by me, but from a personal standpoint what has always worked for me has been Apple. While it saddens me deeply that Steve Jobs is no longer with us in the physical sense, the spirt of his innovations are with us on a daily basis. From the sleek and minimal brushed aluminum keyboard I’m typing this blog entry from, to the iPhone that I will not leave my home without. Steve is with us. Thank you Steve for never giving up your dreams, for sharing your visions with us, and for inspiring future generations of creative minds.
“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. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.