Thursday, October 6, 2011

Farewell to Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs lost his battle with cancer last night.  It took me a while to find the words to express how much this loss is felt in our home and our family.  I remember purchasing my very first iMac.  I was so thrilled that I got to choose the color (smokey blue) and that it had a DVD drive!  Never mind that I didn't have a DVD player.

I can look back at when I was obsessed with all things Apple: iPod, iPod Nano for my sister, iMac, iPhone! iPod Touch for my sister, iPhones 4 for me and Mr. Fantastic!, MacBook Pro, my brother got an iPhone 4! MacBook Pro for Mr. Fantastic and even now, drooling and wanting the iPad 2.

I don't think even now we can comprehend the impact that this single person had on technology and the way that we communicate with one another and who we have become as a generation.  Who will ever understand the tears shed when Andy went to college (in Toy Story 3) or how it meant that an entire generation was growing up.  We have kids and nieces and nephew and godchilden that are growing up with Pixar films to inspire and empower their childhood dreams.  No matter how hard the competitors tried, Apple products have simply been better.  No matter how many androids or evos there are, the iPhone is  No matter how many tablets abound, the iPad is just sleeker.  No matter how many laptops and notebooks you see, the gleaming titanium of a MacBook is just shinier.

I can not find the words to explain this loss.  I'm glad I found this image because Steve Jobs found the words even before his fight was lost.  I hope for this blog to be about more than what I am wearing to work each day.  I hope for this blog to empower us to be a force of progress in the workplace not only in the way that we dress for work, but also in how we actually work.  Today, I quote Steve Jobs:  Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

I don't know the source of this image, I pilfered it from facebook. If you know the source to credit, please email me so that I can do so.

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