Difficult reading my Twitter stream last night and during today. This is just a collection of the most interesting, inspiring, touching pieces I read today:
- The very moving statement by President Obama
- Steve Jobs playing with Photobooth
- Forbes: The top 10 lessons that Steve Jobs taught us
- New York Times: 317 Patents that included Steve Jobs named as an inventor
- Most unexpected was the article by Brian Lam, ex-writer of Gizmodo, on his experience with Steve during the iPhone 4 prototype incident. Steve Jobs Was Always Kind To Me (Or, Regrets of An Asshole). Brings home a tale of two humans rather than two opposing sides that was written about at the time.
I made the jump and bought an iMac late 2009. I remember after plugging it into the wall, standing puzzled like I had forgotten something. Usually there are more wires than this(!?).
People asked my opinion, if i noticed a difference? A few months later on, one comment from my dad struck me. He said he hadn’t heard a raised voice or a bad word directed towards it [compared to my PC] and I was a lot calmer for it. It hadn’t registered with me but others had noticed. To me my iMac just let me get on with things. Its a thing of beauty when its off, and a seamless platform to what I want to do – when its on. Its testament to Apples work, under the guidance of Steve Jobs, that design of their products can give that kind of user experience.
Thank you Steve.