by R. Anthony Diaz | Assistant Features Editor |
Throughout history, a few great names and inventions have defined the way we live and tell the story of our lives.
Steve Jobs, the CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, lost the battle to pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
The news of his death rapidly spread throughout all media outlets and millions of people updated statuses with condolences and tweeted how their lives were changed by his inventions.
Some say he was the modern-day Leonardo Di Vinci or Einstein, but the legacy he leaves behind is far greater than one had expected.
Not only will he be remembered as a visionary, but for the way he was able to create a revolutionary wave of technology.
On a local radio show, they remembered some of his most inspirational words. When he was previously asked in an interview if he had done market research for the iPad, he replied, “None. It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.”
While many companies spend billions of dollars every year to figure out what we want, he simply trusted his gut instinct, took the risk and presented.
He single-handedly changed the music and technology industries, offering the most innovative gadgets and timeless pieces we all desperately want and attach ourselves to. His inspiration and creativity flushed through the world in an instant.
The only trend Jobs ever followed was that he left us very early at the age of 56.
From the first apple that was plucked from the tree of knowledge, to the Washington apple, to the establishment of the golden apple, and finally to the Apple that Steve Jobs left us with, may the sweetness of the apple of history and of today, be with us all, in heart and inspiration.
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me…Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful…That’s whats important to me.” – Steve Jobs