Rather than collect Steve’s words, I thought I’d pull together some of the parting words from fellow Apple nerds. I don’t really know many of them, but I really know how they feel.
One of Jobs’s many gifts was that he knew what to give a shit about. He knew how to focus and prioritize his time and attention.
These things he envisioned open doors for our stories to be told.
Steve saw things differently.
He saw the beauty in life. He understood the wonder of careful, considered design. He knew the wonder of a precisely kerned font, of precise layout and execution. He saw how the world of things and the digital didn’t have to be completely separate and how music could be central to everything. How story was more important than technology.
And how we didn’t have to put up with “good enough.”
Steve Jobs invented very little, but he bent the line of history, of the possible.
He wasn’t an inventor, not really. He simply saw the world differently and got things done.
Steve devoted his professional life to giving us (you, me and a billion other people) the most powerful device ever available to an ordinary person. Everything in our world is different because of the device you’re reading this on.
What are we going to do with it?
He moved us all.
Steve Jobs is a constant reminder to me that one man can change the world. And that he did, several times over.
It is now on us to write the next chapter.
Let’s make it a great one.
The entire personal computing industry is aligned with his vision… [Y]ou’re using a Steve Jobs product whether it has an Apple logo or not.
The inspiration of that culture in his company, and in our industry, is one of Steve’s greatest legacies. I’m pushing myself as much as possible to adopt that part of Steve’s work ethic and standards, because he sure as hell was never “done”.
Let’s continue to fight for each other, encourage each other, and work together to make amazing things.
We are the 3rd-party family of Apple nerds. Let’s make a dent.
Thank you guys and thank you Steve, for everything.