These are the most interesting articles, tributes, thoughts and memories of Steve Jobs I found in the days after his passing. Collectively they are my attempt to understand my feelings about the death of such a great and flawed man, who also happened to be a minor idol to me.
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This moving video was created by Apple employees for Steve Jobs’ 30th birthday on February 24, 1985. The five-minute movie contains a slew of images of Steve that we’ve never seen before — as a baby; as a toddler on his bike; with friends and colleagues — and is a fitting testament to the way in which Apple workers viewed their great leader. The video was created at a time when Apple’s biggest rival was IBM, and it contains a number of humorous scenes in which frustrated users are struggling with confusing user manuals and syntax errors on their IBM machines. The clip was discovered by Harry McCracken of Technologizer , who was tipped off by some early Apple employees.
Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News MULTIPLYING EULOGIES Mr. Jobs valued his privacy. “But once you're gone, you belong to the world,” said one acquaintance. More Photos » In February, had learned that, after years of fighting cancer, his time was becoming shorter.
When I was a kid, I had a picture of the original Macintosh team on my bedroom wall. It showed a hundred or so Apple employees standing in front of an office building . Some people on the left were holding a cloth banner with the "Picasso" Macintosh logo on it. A man sitting on the ground on the right cradled a baby. Front and center, crouching with an original Macintosh computer perched on his knee was Steve Jobs, wearing jeans, a long-sleeve black shirt, and gray sneakers. I was 9 years old at the time.
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Think Different Steve Jobs tweaked IBM’s iconic “Think” motto to become Apple’s “Think Different” and at the same time brought the world around to do just that. Suddenly there was a PC that wasn’t defined as a PC. With the 1984 ad that introduced the Macintosh, Apple figuratively and literally destroyed the staid and highly secular world of computing.
"One might say that Steve Jobs democratized beauty and thereby earned for himself and his company a kind of Teflon coating from the green-eyed monster." The day that Steve Jobs resigned from Apple, hosannas for his life's work and accomplishments erupted (and rightly) from every corner of the earth (or the blogosphere, in any case). He was universally hailed as a genius. He was praised for changing and upgrading our lives in so many ways.
As a VC, I felt compelled to write my first blog for Huffington Post inspired by one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time: Steve Jobs. He was a brilliant inventor. His creations left an indelible mark on the world. And he left some important lessons to entrepreneurs on how to win in business.
CUPERTINO, CA—Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Computers and the only American in the country who had any clue what the fuck he was doing, died Wednesday at the age of 56. "We haven't just lost a great innovator, leader, and businessman, we've literally lost the only person in this country who actually had his shit together and knew what the hell was going on," a statement from President Barack Obama read in part, adding that Jobs will be remembered both for the life-changing products he created and for the fact that he was able to sit down, think clearly, and execute his ideas—attributes he shared with no other U.S. citizen. "This is a dark time for our country, because the reality is none of the 300 million or so Americans who remain can actually get anything done or make things happen.
I got to know Steve Jobs during a period when success eluded him. When he’d left Apple, and founded NeXT Computer, Inc. In 1989, a few friends and I started a software company, Lighthouse Design, that devoted itself to the NeXT platform.
Earlier today, the tech world was rocked by the sad news that Steve Jobs had died . I'd like to pay tribute to Steve Jobs, on behalf of ReadWriteWeb, for what he brought to the Web world. There will be hundreds of different tributes written by many tech publications - deservedly so, as Steve Jobs had a huge impact on many aspects of technology. In this post I want to highlight 3 main things that I'm grateful to Steve Jobs for: 1) re-defining mobile computing with the iPhone and iPad; 2) his design philosophy ; 3) his leadership .
The death of Steve Jobs has rocked people the world over, affecting everyone from the most hardcore Apple fanboy to Barack Obama to all those gathered outside the new Apple store in Shanghai. While Steve Jobs will be remembered for revolutionizing personal computing , the music industry, consumer mobile products, film animation and even fonts, the other side of his legacy is one of hyper-control: Apple's proprietary software, the iPhone's closed-off ecology, App Store censorship and the company's labor law violations. If there was ever a company that capitalized on American consumers languishing in late-stage capitalism, it was Apple.
Steve Jobs at D8 by Asa Mathat | All Things Digital Like many of my colleagues in Silicon Valley, I was having a fantastic day today. It is crisp in the shade, warm in the sun. The skies are a magical blue with puffy clouds floating like dreams.
The beauty of Apple . . . 'the aesthetic is profoundly humanist' Photograph: guardian.co.uk The sharp, bright screen of the iPad, the last marvel with which Steve Jobs dazzled the world, may be seductive, but few would argue that typing on its virtual screen is the most practical way to produce work. Yet I have been writing articles with it for months now. Why? I could give all kinds of practical reasons, but they would be lies.
There I was, watching the Phillies-Cardinals game with Mike Montero at a pub near my apartment, feigning interest, all the time checking the Twitter feed, when I saw an alert from WSJ: Steve Jobs is dead. I will remember that very minute – bottom of the fifth, Game four. Suddenly, everything went out of focus. I could hear the blood pounding my head; tears welled up in my eyes. It is perhaps the only time that I didn’t care for the news; I didn’t want to write that story. Why doesn’t the world realize that my Elvis is dead!