3 days after his passing. Everyone talks about his character & values & ideas. Here is what I admire about him.
“You know, I’ve got a plan that could rescue Apple. I can’t say any more than that it’s the perfect product and the perfect strategy for Apple. But nobody there will listen to me.” – Fortune, 1995
“If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it’s worth — and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago.” – Fortune, 1996
1996. The year he returned to Apple. The new era begins, Steve Jobs told us what we needed before we knew.
When he put an ‘i’ in Apple products and made them translucent – did you notice how the World embraces ‘i’ and translucent material on pen, staplers, tooth brush and just about any other daily life products.
When he unveiled iPod – did you notice how most MP3 player pioneers ran out of business and how we identify most MP3 players as iPod.
When he launched iTunes Store – did you notice how major recording companies were fighting the wrong battle with illegal downloads. Today iTunes is the largest online music retailer in the world.
When the first series of Mac VS PC ad was aired – did you notice how we all chuckled inside and nodding in agreement.
When the iPhone was launched – did you notice how every phone looks like iPhone shortly after.
When he showed us iPad – did you notice how every PC maker trampled over their own feet figuring how the hell they never thought of that.
Steve Jobs is not for a moment, he is forever.
My favorite story about him is from Vic Gundotra – Icon Ambulance
Favorite moments of Steve Jobs – Steve Job’s prank call to Starbucks during keynote speech.
“Steve Jobs, not for a moment but forever you have changed the face of technology. Human race thank you for your attention to detail in the things you do.”