Farewell, Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

I’ve always insisted that one man does not a team make, but it is difficult to put into perspective that one man can make a huge difference.

As the head of Apple, Steve Jobs was part of a team that revolutionised the way we live. Were it not for the Macintosh, would computers look and behave the way they do today? NeXT provided the first platform for the World Wide Web and this incredible world we live in. The iPod, the iMac and the iPhone have revolutionised their own industries and have been total game changers.

Jobs was also responsible for buying out the animated division of Lucasfilm in 1986 from George Lucas and helped them change direction. That division was spun off into a business called Pixar Animation Studios. When Pixar was bought out by Disney in 2006, he became Disney’s largest shareholder.

Thanks for everything Steve. If one man can change the world, then I guess we all can.

My thoughts go out to Steve’s wife Laurene, his children, his colleagues and friends.

And Now For Something Completely Different…

haven’t posted blog entries on successive days in a long while humanoids, so you are blessed. *WARNING*, the main body of this blog entry will be a rant against something I read today. I’ll get to that later on.
The customary, “how was your day” bit will begin and end here: same old stuff in school, lots of good revision done in German and Computing, renewing my belief I can prove a few teachers wrong with my exam results (eg. Slimey Steve). Lunch time was a good laugh, although having to be the father of everyone when the thunder and lightning struck 5th lesson (which I said it would at lunch. Nobody who was with me 5th believed me until we heard the first crack of thunder).

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