The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine. They heal.
They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
We make tools for these kinds of people.
While some see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world, are the ones who do.
– Think Different. Apple.
Today is a dark day for our future. We have lost a visionary. Steven P. Jobs, the pioneer of breakthrough technology, the man who captivated the world with incredible ideas, and showed us that technology is not just about the the hardware or software, but about the experiences between people and their creations, has passed on.
Steve Jobs is one of my ultimate heroes. He has inspired me, through his work at Apple and his tenacity to think different, to push the boundaries, to innovate, to go beyond and to reach new frontiers. He was a shining beacon in our ever-evolving civilisation. His vision of a connected digital future, the vision that Apple espouses and propagates through their highly successful and industry-changing products, led us into an age where we have come to take the devices we use for granted. He set an incredible standard for perfection in his design, that many competitors have tried so hard to compete with.
Jobs shook the very fabric of our modern world. He innovated four different industries – personal computing, music, film and post-PC. There are not many human beings on this planet that can attest to a similar record. I don’t have to quote him – his legacy speaks for itself. From its fledgling beginnings in California, Apple has captured the world. Jobs, once fired from the company he co-founded, took Apple to become one of the three most powerful companies in the world – amongst the oil companies and conglomerates.
His contributions toward the future of our civilisation are immense. He is, and will always remain, a true pioneer of our modern world. A titan who walked amongst us. He pushed the human race forward; he was crazy enough to think that he could change the world, all those years ago in a dusty garage in a Californian suburb. And today, we need not look far to realise that he achieved that. As we are swept once again along the ever-flowing digital river of technology, I believe it imperative that we remember this man’s vision, his contributions to our advancement, and his legacy through his work at Apple and in his personal ethos.
Farewell Mr Jobs. Your have inspired a new generation of innovators to continue where you left, and in turn carry-out your vision of a bright, stylish and innovative future.