Thursday, 6 October 2011

The Late Steve Jobs

I don't think it's necessary to link you to a news site, because everybody with a passing interest in technology and a working internet connection already knows: Steve Jobs died today.

It's just so strange to me. I can't quite wrap the concept-- one of the most influential men in the history of computers just passed away.

I don't really like Apple products, despite being a graphic designer by trade. They work very well, but the pricing is way too excessive for me. But at least it all has a solid foundation, a unified vision: Make something that's easy to use, does what it's supposed to do and it's intuitive for those who never used something like it before.

He was an innovator, a person that constantly tried to make a lot of disciplines interwine on the computer business (like visual design, marketing...) and most importantly, he let the experts on those disciplines do what they tought was better. Remember that he was one of the earliest inversionists of Pixar, one of the few that actually believed that a bunch of ex-Disney employees could do a completely original CGI film and make it a success. And he basically handed the money and said "go ahead, do your thing". We need more people like him on the entertainment industry! Or hell, ANY industry. People who trust on others and strive to make good products.

This is nothing but a small tribute to such a great man. Rest in Peace, Steve, you earned it. My condolences to his family and friends.

Hope they have 3G on Heaven! Otherwise I'm pretty sure he's alradey setting up a router...