Thursday, October 6, 2011
Salutations, Mr. Jobs.
I haven't always been an Apple fanboy. For a long time, I refused to give in to the idea that their products could be so much better than everything else anyone could make. I refused to give them a chance, time and time again choosing to select products without that little logo on them.
Steve Jobs led that revolution. Don't think about iPhones or iPods or MacBooks or any of that other stuff. Just think about this: Jobs was the kind of guy who had a vision, had a dream, and fought to make that dream a reality. Whether you're a "Mac guy" or not—doesn't matter. Be an "idea guy," and you can appreciate this man's legacy.
I can hear my students right now: "TEACH-AH! APPLE IS GOING TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS NOW! WHERE WILL I BE ABLE TO BUY MY IPHONE 7.3S?" You're missing the point, guys. Apple will be fine. You'll be fine. The Jobs family will be fine. The point is that, today, the world has one less dreamer, one less difference-maker, one less inspiration. How are you going to fill those shoes?