You can say whatever you want to say about the current global economy. You can say these are hard times. You can say that the balance of power has tipped to far towards a few who have too much while the rest with much less have been made to suffer. But there are very few individuals within this framework you could single out for having made an impact completely on their own. An impact that opened new doors and allowed access into a new kind of freedom within an age of digital communication.
I have worked on an Apple computer for a better part of my life. I would say more than 15 years and maybe even more like 20. I have fed my family, built my business and communicated with people all over the world through the devices that Steve Jobs’ company help shepherd into existence. I feel in a very strange way that I owe him a bit of what I have accomplished for providing me with a platform to create, feed and express myself.
Technology is freedom. It levels the field and opens a door through which we can communicate without borders and in real time. Steve Jobs helped open many of those doors for us. He was in that regard a true pioneer.
With the utmost respect we express our gratitude and also our condolences for his passing on October 5th, 2011. He will forever be remembered as a person who was not afraid to ‘Think Different’ and changed the world because of it.