Here is what Steve Jobs meant to me –
He made the most selfish letter “i” the most cherished letter with his “iNnovations
The iRony is when I had to give my first iCebreaker Speech at Toastmasters 2 weeks ago – iChose to seek iNsipiration from his Apple Language
He revived the lost iGeek in me – I love all his inventions.
He dared to be different, he followed his dream – how many of us have the courage to do that?
His life is a lesson to us. You ask me about beating the odds, I’ll direct you to him
He exemplified “Simplicity”
My mumma (the absolute non-geek) preferred MDH’s MAC to my HP notebook.
My little munchkin – my niece all of 1.5 years of age today, knows how to open the iPhone and go to the “Photos” app to view her photos and videos.
To me these two are my defining moments of how Steve Jobs revolutionized the way we see technology today – He followed the “KISS” principle. He “Kept It Simple Stupid”
I’m not going to write a long tribute cause all that has to be said of the man was said when he was alive and a lot more was said today – when he bid his adieu.
I read a lot of lovely quotes, articles about him today, I saw some awesome graphics paying tribute to him. My words will mean nothing compared to these treasures and I want them to stay with me for long. So I’m going to share and compile the fine tributes that people shared on my timeline on Facebook and Twitter. Please let me know if you come across any that I missed (I’m sure I will) and I’ll update it in due course.
Before I begin with the tributes, learn a bit about the man if you do not know him
Devour.com has done a brilliant compilation of all Steve Jobs videos – thanks @sehwagology for sharing this link.
Google paid one of the best tributes – again “simple” yet effective.
Wired.com got all the quotes from the greats together on their homepage tribute, with a look at his life, a quick recollection of Steve through the years and his innovations. Shared by @sehwagology and @tifosiguy on twitter.
My favourite comic strips joined in to – Oatmeal & XKCD. Oatmeal has gone ahead and paid a further beautiful ode on their site. Click on the pic to know what.
@ paperstargirl introduced me to another webcomic – GapingVoid which has a tribute up – the graphic of the text of the “Think Different” Ad.
He may not have changed the world as most of his detractors have been hounding us with but he tried to make things easier and accessible. Read this beautiful post from a mom about how Steve Jobs’s creation helped her autistic child – shared by @sehwagology.
Even Jobs was not aware of the impact of his creations – read Stephen Fry’s powerful post on how we just might owe the internet to Jobs.
My favourite blogger – Scott Adams, the Dilbert Creator leaves his tribute – in the simple way that Jobs would’ve approved.
I love twitter – my iPhone taught me how and why. Here are some beautiful 140 character tributes I read today – I’m sure there are a million more.
Some lovely posts shared on twitter written by folks among us
And if you thought that Tim Cook’s first Apple press conference was a damp squib, read Robert Schoble’s heartfelt apology and you will get the right perspective.
Now for the final gems by friends quoted on FB:
SK : The heart today looks like the logo…a piece of it bitten away!:(
AP: The ‘Apple’ of our ‘i’ left us today. While we remember him as a visionary and genius; let us also remember him as a brave hero who fought cancer till the very end. RIP SteveJobs
But here is the most poignant one of all I read/heard today about Steve Jobs. It came from my husband ( an absolute Mactard ) who quoted “Oscar Wilde”
The best way to appreciate your “Job” is to imagine yourself without one.
There was only one Steve Jobs, and I did not want to appreciate him by imagining him not being there.
Today he is no more , there will be none like him and iMiss him.