Nathan Bransford, Author


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

'Apple co-founder and Chairman Steve Jobs died today, Apple said. He was 56.

"Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives," Apple said in a statement. "The world is immeasurably better because of Steve." ' http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20116336-37/apple-co-founder-chairman-steve-jobs-dies/









26 comments:

L.G.Smith said...

As many people are relating on Twitter, they heard the news on their iphone or ipad. I'm typing this on my Mac. He changed the world.

RIP, Steve Jobs. You'll be missed.

Mira said...

I just saw the news. So terribly sad. Such a loss to the world.

Thank you for your acknowlegement of his passing, Nathan.

Rest in peace.

Marilyn Peake said...

So very sad. RIP, Steve Jobs.

Ms. Blasé said...

Technology, music, and communication will never be the same. It's amazing just how much Jobs achieved and how great of a social impact he made in such a short span of time. Billions of lives touched by the imagination and genius of this one man. Truly remarkable.

M.A. Leslie said...

No two waves are alike when they come to shore. Unfortunately their time on the sand is limited, but there are some that have enough force to knock over the people standing in the undertoe.

Steve was one of the few that took out the entire beach.

Sissy said...

I saw that a few minutes ago and my jaw dropped wide open. We all knew he was sick, but I guess no one knew how sick.

What a class act.

D.G. Hudson said...

RIP, Steve Jobs, you left a great legacy for those that follow.

Gina Black said...

We have lost an original.

Other Lisa said...

Saw it when I opened a new Safari browser window on my Mac Air, where the default is to the Apple home page.

I like this quote of his: "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."

Escape Artist said...

One man. Such an impact.
Way too young to go. Scarily so! I hope he knows how many people are thinking of him!
I hope he knows just how much he'll be missed.
Rest in peace.

Charlie Pulsipher said...

I'm not very fond of Macs, but Steve Jobs was still an inspiration and I have a few quotes of his plastered near my computer. He told me to live my life and follow my dreams and I listened.

maine character said...

Such a loss - the Edison of our age.

I saved this from a commencement speech he made a few years ago:

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

The man did his duty, and dreamed.

Rachel Ventura said...

I agree. He will be missed.

I made a tribute in Photoshop titled The Crazy Ones, after the famous Think Different ads in the '80s. He truly was an innovator, and from what I understand a really nice guy too. :)

RIP Steve. The world thought different because of you.

My Image

Diana said...

After he stepped down in August, I thought that he might be coming to the end of his days.

He changed the world and will never be forgotten.

RIP Steve

Taylor Napolsky said...

R.I.P to a true original!

Robena Grant said...

RIP, Steve. You will be missed.

abc said...

It definitely feels like the world has lost someone of great importance and influence and merit and general coolness. I'm bummed. Too young, too soon.

Anonymous said...

iRIP

Book Maven said...

I don't think "rest" or "peace" are concepts I associate with Steve Jobs!

AI said on Twitter, I'm going for EIE = Endure in Excitement!

Matthew MacNish said...

One of a kind.

CG Blake said...

Thanks, Nathan and RIP, Steve Jobs. Few people have had as big an impact on the way we communicate, listen, and read.

allevenson said...

Jobs' most memorable statement "Death is a destination we all share" is powerful. Even more profound is: “There is a the lightness of being a beginner again.”

wendy said...

Such a fascinating man.

The news here in Australia reported his death last night. To be truthful, the only time I'd heard of him was when he resigned as CEO of the Board in August. And even then, I wasn't aware of his achievements. But what struck me most was that his finest achievements and innovations came after he was fired from his job with Apple some time ago. To come back from this like he did, with so many remarkable innovations produced when he rejoined Apple is amazing. Just goes to show that it doesn't matter what is happening around us, it's only how we react that matters.

The other thing that struck me was in an interview he stressed the importance of finding what you're most passionate about and doing it. He was so passionate about technology and what Apple had released into the world market that he was the consumate salesman for Apple products. And although he was very ill at the time he resigned from his position as CEO, I wonder if the loss of his great passion could have hastened his demise.

Jaimie said...

We lost him too soon.

veela-valoom said...

I found out on my Mac.

And I cried. Not going to lie. But what struck me as weird and kinda wonderful was that people understood that. Being on twitter when the news broke there was a time of mass mourning.

Its just so sad and such a somber reminder of the temporary state of life. He "invented the future" but died at 56 of cancer. It doesn't matter how rich or brilliant you are, life doesn't play favorites. It's heart wrenching to think about. Most people knew it was coming but we also hoped against odds and logic that he'd beat cancer.

Suma Subramaniam said...

He is a great inspiration. Steve is sorely missed.

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