Creative genius and visionary Steve Jobs died recently, after a long battle with Cancer. He is the man many are heralding as the single most influential and creative in the world of “the next big thing”. What he didn’t know about Electronic Components and how to make them work for us, is not worth knowing. He was responsible for bringing us the Max OS X, the Macintosh, the iPod, the iPad, the iPhone and the Mac Book Air. All those plus the iTunes store (that my son appears to have shares in) and the Apple LaserWriter. I’m sure there are more products too.
This man was prolific and died way too young. To think that Steve Jobs was only 56, is incredible when you realise that he was present during the most extraordinary leap forward that modern technology has made in many centuries. In an amazing leap of faith, he showed his business acumen by getting involved with Disney and Pixar. Again, through him technology and movie going was to change forever. The folk at Pixar believed Steve Jobs was a “Visionary”. He was infected by the passions of animator John Lasseter and the rest is history.
Steve Jobs has been described as “a fearsome source of energy and forward motion”. He could see that the world of computers and electronics was melding with consumerism. He could see that the two could come together to supply the world with products that no-one had ever dreamed of. Steve Jobs dreamed of them though. That’s why we have them.