Thursday, August 25, 2011

Good luck Steve and thanks for your dent in the Universe

We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here? We're creating a completely new consciousness, like an artist or a poet. That’s how you have to think of this. We're rewriting the history of human thought with what we're doing. --Steve Jobs
I was sad to hear the news of Job's resignation from Apple. My wife and I watched Pirates of Silicon Valley as a toast to the man who I view as a modern Leonardo De Vinci. A genius who revolutionized our world.

I said hi to Steve once. On the day the Fifth Avenue Store opened in New York I was walking around the plaza and saw Steve walking up to the store with another person. I was about ten feet away and I said, "Steve!"

He turned to me and I said, "You changed my life."

He smiled, said thank-you and then kept walking.

I felt like such a dork. "you changed my life." Ughh. I wish I had said something better.

It was 2006 and all I had with me was a Palm Treo
Later that night, my wife and I saw a show (I think it was Avenue Q) and then went to check out the scene at the Cube. We waited in line and went down into the store on opening night. It's the only Apple event I've witnessed.

Still smiling after saying hi to Steve hours
earlier, and my extremely understanding wife
The resignation letter states that he will continue to have a role at Apple, and it's likely we will see little different from Apple but as I wrote when he took his most recent leave of absence, "I want to live in a world where the man who launched the PC revolution is still leading it." As of today, that's no longer the case.

So long Steve, and thanks for your dent in the universe.

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