It was an event that I felt like we all knew was coming, yet it was still a shock to me. Steve did have a long time battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
I have long been one of the Apple faithful, or "cult-of-mac" as some people have put it.... I use Apple products at home, I use Apple products in my video and audio editing and my job revolves around Apple technology. So I am thankful to Steve for his "magical" products that have revolutionized the way us creatives tell stories.
This is one of my favorite quotes from Apple advertiseing -
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. 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 quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may 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. - Apple Inc.
While this quote may not be attributed to Steve Jobs I think it is. I hope that I fit into this quote somewhere, I want to be that different. I want to be that last part the most, and I feel as though I am on my way to re-shaping how the world sees me, and the way the world around me sees life. I believe that I am on my way to changing the world through my talents and skills.
Mr. Jobs, it was a pleasure to work for you in Apple retail for 2 years. I thank you for your ingenuity, vision and drive to change what technology looks like. Your drive to reshape the digital age will be missed.