After writing that last post, I knew it was only a matter of time until the day came. I didn’t expect it to come this quickly though.
Sadly, the day has come. Steve Jobs has passed away at the age of 56. Too young. Way too young.
It’s hard to actually fathom how much of an impact Steve actually had on the technology world. It probably wouldn’t be a far stretch saying that damn near everything we take for granted in personal computing could be attributed to him in some shape or form. He is truly one of the few people who actually managed to drastically shape the world.
I hold Steve as one of my main role models in pretty much everything that I do. He started Apple in his garage, and managed to take it all the way to being one of the most (if not THE) successful companies in history. He’s shown countless times that nothing is impossible. All you need do is believe in your endeavours and persevere them with a fiery passion.
There’s going to be a pretty sad air around our house for a little while. My family’s been devout Apple users since the very beginning (I’m the black sheep for owning a Windows PC), and it’s probably going to take a little while for it to sink in. At the moment, I’m regretting never going to a MacWorld or WWDC conference and seeing the man in person.
As far as Apple is concerned, I think they’re going to be alright. If there’s one thing product Steve managed to create over the past decade, it’s a company that is able to continue on, up to his level of expectations, even when the time came for him to leave. I still expect great things from Apple.
In the meantime, I’m very much looking forward to the release of his biography on the 24th. It’s going to be very interesting to read about what he was up to in these final years.
Thanks for everything Steve. There’ll never be another one like you.