Thursday, October 6, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs... A Good Apple


By this stage you will have seen, read, and listened to reports and commentary on the death of Steve Jobs, and many of you will have seen, read and listened to it on the very technology that he dreamed into existence via his wonderfully random, unfettered mind that was full of possibility and positivity.
He was a man who wasn't afraid to push his boundaries and think about things differently. These people are few and far between and we should be thankful for their questioning minds, their insistence in their ideals, their stubborn souls, for they are the ones who improve our world just a little. 

So dear Steve Jobs, I'm no techie, I don't really understand the full capabilities of my iPhone 4, I had the first generation iPod but didn't use it for ages as I was a little overwhelmed by it all (how many songs does it hold? how does it work?!) But the important thing is that you weren't overwhelmed. You Just Got It. You could see the future of how we listen and how we communicate. Essentially you put the whole world of information in our hands as we learnt to scroll and tap on our iPhone screens.


So thank you for the gadgets and the gizmos. Thank you for playlists and shuffle. Thank you for your inspirational Stanford Speech. And on behalf of my little girl, thank you for Toy Story. It's her favourite film.

Rest well, and know you made a difference...

3 comments:

Sonya Goulding said...

I love your letter of gratitude Ellie! Simple, eloquent and heartfelt.

karen said...

i agree, such a love letter/post - it really does sum up what he did and for all of us... God bless him
x

Siún said...

Lovely words Ellie. Especially about Toy Story!

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