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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs - RIP

It’s a sad day. Steve Jobs – Apple Inc Co-founder and (recently stepped down) CEO has died. This will not be a usual Weirdass article, there will not be an attempt at humour.

I ‘joked’ to a friend about 2 weeks ago that steve was going to die shortly, but I had my reasons. I, like a lot of Apple supporters, love technology and I had started to play a game where I would guess at Apples next move. I liked it when I was right, but often loved it when I was wrong. I realised they had a tendency to work at one thing to perfection, that it wouldn’t be long before it would appear in all their product lines. I also have quite a few ideas about the path they are on if you would like to employ me to tell you. 😉

So I had tried to tune myself into the Apple wavelength. Then I realised that there were a lot of murmurs about Steve as CEO, about who would replace him and such. This was the beginning, because Steve was obviously battling cancer and Apple would need to have a plan in place if the worst should happen. Steve had undergone a liver transplant in 2008 and no amount of money or importance can make a major surgery like that 100% guaranteed of success. But it wasn’t until I heard about a biography coming out that everything fell into place.

There is a biography coming out about Steve Jobs, the famously controlling and private person and it’s an official biography. This is pretty big. But then a few weeks ago in amongst replacement CEO talk and leaked pictures of Steve’s worsening state and steve stepping down as Apple CEO. The Biography was pushed back about a month and it’s publisher listing had shown an increase of almost 200 pages. Knowing Steve, as much as I can fool myself I know him, I thought ‘This is the perfectionist, the control-freak that over sees every minute detail of every aspect of his company and products.’ Something must be happening. So I thought to myself that if I were him and wanted the definitive biography, then it would have to encapsulate my whole life, and if I knew I was not long for this world, then I would hold the book back a few more weeks so it was perfect. Not only that, but I would make sure I had input in who would take my place and finally I would create a monument, something I had wanted to achieve and now had the resources and power to do so. The new Apple campus. Perhaps even have a tribute in the centre of the courtyard. So the Autobiography was the final thing that said to me that there wasn’t much time left and it was a shame I was right.

The thing is, though I’ve had an Apple since they were beige and had a multi-colour logo, I’ve never really know Steve Jobs. So I’ll leave you with some of the best articles on the net for this great visionary genius.

Walt Mossberg – Tech columnist at the Wall Street journal, became quite close with Jobs

My Neighbour Steve Jobs – written before he died about the man behind the icon

Brian Lam – iPhone 4 leak incident, interesting read.

Time Magazine Obituary

Macrumors – Great collection of quotes from peers

Oh and Apple

This is an un-aired version of the ‘Think Different’ Ad that Steve actually narrated.

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech

About The Author

Luke B

Luke B started life on his day of birth, strangely. He enjoys artistic and creative pursuits such as painting, drawing, sculpture, music, 3D graphics, video games and everything else. He builds websites as his day-job and builds personal ones in his spare time. He also likes Lego.

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