Thursday, October 06, 2011

A Visionary is no more

Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011) - Photo from Apple website


I am not a fan of Apple products, but a great fan of Steve Jobs.  I try hard to avoid Apple products, be it iPod, iPhone, iTouch or Mac air.  I could try rationalizing it by saying I work for IBM and / or by saying I am a Google bigot. But none of these takes away the loving admiration I have for Steve Jobs, who I truly believe has changed the world.

There will be many things said and written about him today, but there are two things that I will remember him for.
  1. Revolutionizing Consumer Technologies - Steve Jobs not only changed focus of Apple in his second act but also made consumer products cooler and smarter than the corporate technologies.  Many of us have the latest gadgets from Apple for personal use but wait a few years to get lap tops or phones refreshed at work.
  2. Stanford Commencement Speech - Steve Jobs gave the commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005.  It's a great speech with just 3 stories from his life.  If you have not seen it before, please do see it today, you will be glad you did.. it takes just 15 minutes.


There are few people, I wish had spent more time in this world and Steve Jobs joins that list.  Other people in that list are: Bharathiyar, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.

Steve, I will miss you.. Rest In Peace