Steve Jobs

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Most people know who Steve Jobs is.  He was an American businessman. He was best known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc.  Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. 

I remember the day that Steve Jobs died. I was still in school and every Mac had the picture below on it in his memory. 

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Beforehand I knew about the man, but hadn't really put much stock into his designs.  Then I went and saw the Jobs movie that came out that summer. 

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

When you look at Apple now it is clear they have lost direction. That Jobs was the vision behind the design of this company.  If you read Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs: A Biographyit talks about the man's demons as well as his creativity. 

Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.

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 Write a remembrance rememberingsteve@apple.com