Steve Jobs was one of the greatest visionaries in the contemporary world. He was a great engineer, a brilliant designer, an excellent entrepreneur. He was the brain behind the genesis of two of the world’s most successful companies- Apple and Pixar. When people credit him with revolutionizing the communication process worldwide, they do so with good reason. He invented the PC, the Macintosh, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad, each of them a turning point in communication as we experience it today.
He was also a college dropout. He quit
He started Apple with Steve Wozniak in his parents’ garage, building the first computers by hand, at the age of twenty. It took the two of them ten years to turn it into a billion- dollar company. In 1984, he was fired from that very electronic giant he had helped create, at the age of thirty. When it started going down, he came back, brought it back to the top and became Boss again. He was, as such, a living legend, and the best inspiration a youngster worried about their future could ask for, because he was as famous for his love of the work he did, as he was for his hatred of bureaucracy.
In 2005, Steve Jobs was invited to address the graduating class at
Ironically, the man who had already won a fight against cancer once, fell prey to it again. After having undergone surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2004, Jobs believed he was a free, healthy man again, and conveyed as much at the Stanford address. Yet, hw was diagnosed once more, and this time lost the battle. As the world mourns his death today, the most comforting words probably come from Jobs himself- “yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life”.
Rest In Peace, Mr. Jobs.