All around the world technological junkies were paying tribute to the genius that is Steve Jobs. As a keen apple user I had worried about future products after his resignation. Now following his very untimely death I have no doubt that somebody else will step up to the plate. That is the cycle of life where we make room and opportunity for others to grow and develop.
I do think it would’ve been incredibly moving if people had paid tribute to him on this scale while he was alive and able to appreciate all the kind words. I guess there’s something about death and it’s finality. The way it creeps up on you and people are never prepared for the end of life as we know it. We live and then we die! Weird how we can choose how to live our lives but when death comes we have no choice but to die.
So as his family, colleagues and many admirers of his workmanship mourn him you can’t help but feel that yet another bite has been taken out of the rather famous apple. All that’s left now is to see what direction the rest of the team will lead us. Bring on the iPhone 5!
Today Steve Jobs resigned as chief executive officer of Apple. He has been plagued with illness for some time. He has taken a fair amount of time off from his position. I’m not certain how much input he has during these absences but clearly the company has managed to get by.
Personally I think it’s great that he has stepped down albeit that he will continue to serve in some way. I imagine just knowing that he doesn’t carry the weight of that responsibility might offer him much-needed rest.
Of course as a dedicated apple user my hope is that the innovative technology that I’ve become accustomed to will long continue even after Steve Jobs walks away…forever!