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Goodbye Mr Jobs

Mr. Jobs
IT'S ironic that the first news I read on my i-Phone when I woke up this morning was that of  its maker's demise. Steve Jobs, was a man who had changed the way I live my everyday life. The co-founder of Apple with an eye for detail, a taste for both art and science, was revolutionary in his offerings. A tech genius. He was all about thinking-out-of-the-box. As an Apple fan, I am compelled to dedicate a post in his memory.

This qoute below by Jobs in a 1985 Playboy interview just before he was fired by Apple CEO John Sculley kind of sums up his outlook on life, career and personality. 

"I’ll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I’ll sort of have the thread of my life and the thread of Apple weave in and out of each other, like a tapestry. There may be a few years when I’m not there, but I’ll always come back. And that’s what I may try to do. The key thing to remember about me is that I’m still a student. I’m still in boot camp. If anyone is reading any of my thoughts, I’d keep that in mind. Don’t take it all too seriously. If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away. What are we, anyway? Most of what we think we are is just a collection of likes and dislikes, habits, patterns. At the core of what we are is our values, and what decisions and actions we make reflect those values. That is why it’s hard doing interviews and being visible: As you are growing and changing, the more the outside world tries to reinforce an image of you that it thinks you are, the harder it is to continue to be an artist, which is why a lot of times, artists have to go, “Bye. I have to go. I’m going crazy and I’m getting out of here.” And they go and hibernate somewhere. Maybe later they re-emerge a little differently."

I think he did.


“You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust, that the dots somehow connect in the future. You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots connect later down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well known path – and that will make all the difference.”

-Steve Jobs-

Goodbye Mr Jobs

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  1. Awesome speech! Goodbye genius...

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  2. Fascinating that he thought he was an artist. Perhaps the greatest scientists and inventors always think of themselves in that way. Einstein spoke more like an artist than a scientist.

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  3. Sumathi: A rare talent :)

    GB: But Jobs' products are artistic n tastefully designed.. Apart from the technology behind it, many buy them cuz it's cool to be seen with an Apple gadget :)

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  4. That is a great quote, and very true

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  5. What are we, anyway? Most of what we think we are is just a collection of likes and dislikes, habits, patterns. At the core of what we are is our values, and what decisions and actions we make reflect those values.

    I like that.

    As an out an out Apple fan he has my admiration and my sorrow at his loss.

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  6. This is an excellent post. Steve Jobs was a modern day marvel and his genius will most certainly be missed. Nice blog by the way, I'm following for more posts that are similar to the ones you already have.

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  7. RIP, dude made some incredible contributions to society. I can't find your followers or I would join!

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  8. That was a great quote. Thank you for sharing it.

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  9. Funny fact: Since he died, my pockets are getting bigger. (:

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