I am at a loss for words today and I know that many people don’t really comprehend why. I never knew Steve Jobs and many people think of him as just another CEO who became famous.
Steve Jobs represents more to me than just an “iThingy.” Instead, because of him and others in his generation, so much of what we all do on a daily basis is possible. You don’t have to own any Apple device to have been touched by the technology, because Steve Jobs’ technology was the
catalyst to improvements and innovations by his competitors.
Steve Jobs also reminds me of the friends I grew up with. I only aspire to be a geek. I was a nerd. I am a nerd. I’ve never been cool. But in my circle being smart was awesome. All of my high school friends were “brainiacs” and passionate about learning and we were the first generation directly impacted by Apple. The early footage of Steve just reminds me so much of the people that I grew up with: eager, smart, full of potential, and ready to conquer the world. Looking at the young Steve just brings me to a point of nostalgia and reminds me of life that just doesn’t exist anymore.
Today I sit very sad, wondering what could have been, what wonderful innovation goes undeveloped because we’ve lost him.
I’m also angry. We continue to lose our most brilliant and loved ones to cancer. I lost my father to cancer 18 years ago and I’m not sure that we are truly any further today than we were almost 2 decades ago. We need someone with Steve’s passion and talent in the medical industry.
Humanity is all the better because we had Steve but we are so much the worse today because he’s gone.
God bless, you Steve and godspeed. Perhaps we will all meet again one day in iHeaven.