After a long battle with pancreatic cancer, tech visionary and iconoclast, Steve Jobs passed away yesterday (October 5th) at age 56. To much of our younger generation, Jobs is synonymous with Apple‘s iPod, iPhone, and iPad. While those are all individually global-culture-changing products, there is a lot more to Jobs’ impact on the world. Whether you’re reading this on a PC, laptop, or smartphone, chances are that if it’s not made by Apple, it was inspired by or copies an Apple product. Yes, even Windows.
With a famous obsession with detail, but with minimalist, functional design, Jobs introduced products that were powerful as they were elegant. Under Jobs’ leadership, Apple pretty much single-handedly changed how we create and consume media, and how we communicate with the world and each other. Who else but Steve Jobs would challenge the status quo when dealing with record labels and movie studios(iTunes) and cellular carriers(iPhone)? Unheard of. That was Steve Jobs, brash, near-arrogant, yet committed to his vision. He chose to make new rules, he was a corporate visionary that “thought differently” and changed the world. He will be missed, but his impact will be remembered for generations.
This post was created on an iPad. Thank you, Steve.charliedigital is guest contributor to MusicandModeling.com. Find his random tweets and re-tweets on hip-hop, black culture, and technology @charliedigital