My Thoughts on Steve Jobs...

Wow, Steve Jobs transcended today to another world, but not after making his 'ding in the universe'....  Having grown up in a computer techie home I was fortunate enough to have computers way before they were a household name.  The first sticker I got as a kid, the one that inspired me to start a 'sticker collection' was the Rainbow Apple that people were putting on their cars.

I've seen technology take wild leaps not only in the past twenty years, but even the past ten, five and this year alone the momentum propelling us forward at warp speed is insane it seems.

From my first computer with a black screen and orange letters to my mini mac, to my PC with aol dial up to the lap top I type on now with high speed internet...

From my first 'beeper' to the alphanumeric model had before I got my first analog cell phone the size of a brick, which progressively got slimmer, smaller and cooler as years went on. 

As Steve Jobs said "we made the buttons on th screen look so good you'll want to lick them".

With that said, I can honestly say I've never owned a piece of techonology that I love more than my iPhone and I am eager and excited for the new iPhone 4S to be sitting in the palm of my hand (and each model that comes next)

A tribute to an amazing man who did indeed leave his mark, I've collected some pictures and quotes in his memory.

Rest in Peace Mr. Jobs, we thank you for what you've created...

"I want to put a ding in the universe."
Steve Jobs

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” -Steve Jobs

“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

Alethea Anderson