Beauty & Simplicity
“History will place him in the pantheon right next to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than anyone else of his time, he made products that were completely innovative, combining the beauty of poetry and the power of processors”.
Quote from Time Magazine article “Steve Jobs/American Icon” by Walter Isaacson
Like everyone else on the planet, I was saddened to hear of Steve Jobs’ untimely death a few weeks ago. He was far too young and full of innovation to leave us here, wanting more of what he gave us. For me, it’s a stark reminder that no matter how much wealth, power or control you may have, you cannot escape the inevitable.
Last week, my friend Kathy turned me onto the “Celebration of Steve” that can be watched via the Apple website. It’s a powerful, beautiful and heartfelt video of the memorial service that was held at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California. I loved the fact that in order for the whole Apple community to be together, all of their retail stores around the world closed to watch at the same time. I don’t want to disclose too much (who speaks or what they have to say) because I’d like for you to be surprised. It lasts over an hour so set aside some time with a cup a coffee or a glass of wine and take part in a very special tribute.
His biography, Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson was released on October 24th. After watching his memorial service, you may want to pick up a copy at your local bookstore.
image by Justin Sullivan
Click here to watch the “celebration”.
We’ll talk next week when the time changes and we all go into hibernation.
My sister brought up an interesting question: Is there a Steve Jobs connection in Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin (Coldplay’s lead singer) naming their first child Apple? You’ll wonder after you watch the memorial service…