After much digging, I was able to recover several of my old posts from my previous blog. Here is what I wrote about Mr. Jobs on October 5, 2011 at 10:52pm.
An inspirational and brilliant man has passed today. He left behind a legacy; a technological wonderland. He brought the future to us and with it, left a powerful mark on the world. A mark that will never be forgotten; one that will transcend through generations of generations and will inspire future creators to raise the bar in technology.
It breaks my heart to write this, for I know not where to begin. I still remember the joy I felt when I received my first “iBook G4” laptop on Christmas Eve 2004. I remember watching my mom use her Apple PowerBook G4 (when editing on Final Cut) from the sidelines and although I didn’t tinker much with it, I knew there was something special about it. I remember making “Santa Claus” a lengthy paragraph with only but one item in it, a Mac. Sure enough, Santa read my letter and I got it. I was the happiest girl. The laptop was perfect in all aspects and it was winter white, just like I wanted it. Needless to say, I still have this laptop, although I have very little use for it now…However, it still awakens that happiness I felt inside on that Christmas Eve when I opened it for the first time.
Let me tell you a little about this “iBook” of mine. First of all, it is discontinued and considered a “vintage” design in Apple. It is bulky, somewhat slow and does not have a camera. It does not light up with an LED light, nor does it have any sort of sleek design… But, like all things, it was the King of its time and everyone loved it, including myself. This was the beginning of my obsession with this extraordinary brand. Soon after, I finally fell into the iPod hype and re-discovered a whole new side to music. I went on to buying my first iMac desktop my Senior year of 2006, where I discovered the joys of Photo Booth. Today, we own over 6 Apple products at home. Just last Christmas, I bought my boyfriend the “Apple TV” and I must say, it is the best gift I have ever given. Why? Because I can enjoy the heck out of it too!! Along with that, we both got the iPod Shuffle in silver (for him) and pink (of course) for myself. The iPod has come a long way! It went from this bulky, simple (at least how we view it now) and rectangular-design, to this amazing, sleek, powerful and even touch-screen device. Take the iPod 4G, for instance… It has the same capacity as the iPhone 4, minus the “telephone” part.
Steven Paul Jobs, co-founder, chairman & former chief executive of Apple Inc., has passed away today.
I consider him to be the Walt Disney of our time in terms of technology. It saddens me to know such a creative genius has left us. His visionary innovations gave the word “technology” a new meaning. Steve did more than reshape this entire industry; he completely changed how we interact with technology.
All in all, Mr. Jobs has re-defined technology in its entirety. He took a company which he founded, got fired from, re-hired and turned it into the Multi-Billion dollar Powerhouse it is today. He said many inspiring things throughout his life, but one that definitely stuck around was during his Commencement Speech in Stanford University (2005).
“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.”