Straight from the Apple welcome page today:
RIP, Steve Jobs. Truly a genius of our, and of any, time. Considered a modern-day Edison, Jobs saw the world in a way no one else could, put his passion into everything he did, and pushed for the things he believed in. He was one of the first people to recognize that computer technology would one day be an integral part of everyday life...and he knew this back in the seventies. Truly a man ahead of his time.
His involvement in both Apple and Pixar have forever affected my life. The one-time owner of Pixar, Disney's largest shareholder, and creative genius behind all things "i," I will be reminded of his legacy everyday when I use my prized iMacs at home and at work, get immersed into the world of Toy Story and other Disney/Pixar movies, listen to my iPod on the treadmill, watch YouTube videos on an iPad, and finally buy my first iPhone (have you seen the videos for the new iPhone 4S?! Incredible). As a designer, illustrator, writer, music-lover, and wanna-be animator, his products have had a profound effect on me, and I have been a diehard Apple-lover since I was "forced" to purchase a MacBook Pro when I first got accepted into my art program in college. His creations and contributions epitomize our culture today.
|The love of my life...|
Some of my favorite Steve Jobs quotes:
“Steve Jobs was the greatest inventor since Thomas Edison. He put the world at our fingertips.”
The world has just lost an incredible, innovative visionary. A vital part of our history and culture. A game-changer. An inspiration. He will be missed.