“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share.” ~Steve Jobs
Just like you called it Steve, now you have reached that destination. A day after your death, my heart feels heavy. I didn’t know you personally! Neither to this point have I ever experienced any of your fantastic products as an owner. They are a bit expensive in my part of the world. I have sure borrowed those marvellous devices from richer friends and have loved every bit of the experience. Frankly, not knowing you personally is not regrettable, not that I had a choice.
You were a master showman from the Silicon Valley. The products that you so passionately launched yourself speak volumes of the passion that went into building these. Some people were crazy calling it the “reality distortion field”, implying it was more of a salesman on stage instead of understanding the passionate child-like exuberance of you.
Steve, I feel a giant vacuum around me today after having followed the Pods, the Pads, the Macs, the keynotes, the interviews, and the writings around your life pretty closely. I am convinced you were someone the world needed the most to make their lives a lot simpler.
Every word of your Stanford Commencement Address in 2005 is etched in my mind. What you said back then makes so much sense now and I am convinced will continue to make sense forever. I am sure Lord Almighty was impatient with you down here on Earth. Even he must have been keen to speak to you about all those delightful innovation of yours. That explains the rush. Smart pick God!