Thanks for the “i” Steve: Steve Jobs steps down as CEO for Apple Inc.

Although this is not a blog specifically focused on technology, I feel compelled to bid farewell to Apple Inc.’s former CEO, Steve Jobs. Steve’s idea for the original Mac computer blossomed into a century changing grocery list of devices including but not limited to the Mac, iMac, iPhone, and iPad. Steve Jobs was able to persevere even when his ideas were pilfered to create much of the non-Apple technology that we see today. You should research this fact in your leisure time. So we say, farewell Steve and thanks for the “i”
as well as these quotes that we can all use to move forward from the rest.

Ding! Ding!

Quotes from Steve Jobs, courtesy of Cult of Mac.

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me …
Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what
matters to me.” [The Wall Street Journal, 1993]

—–

“The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They
have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in
a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t
bring much culture into their products.” [Triumph of the Nerds, 1996]

—–

“If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh
for all it’s worth — and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are
over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago.” [Fortune, 1996]

—–

“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of
times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” [Business Week,  1998]

—–

“We made the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to
lick them.” [about Mac OS X, Fortune, 2000]

—–

“It will go down in history as a turning point for the music
industry. This is landmark stuff. I can’t overestimate it!” [speaking about the
iTunes Music Store, Fortune, 2003]

—–

“The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to
innovate its way out of its current predicament.” – [Apple Confidential 2.0,
2004]

—–

“I’m the only person I know that’s lost a quarter of a billion
dollars in one year…. It’s very character-building.” [Apple Confidential
2.0
, 2004]

—–

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect
them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect
in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life,
karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the
difference in my life.” [Stanford, 2005]

—–

“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then
you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just
figure out what’s next.” [NBC Nightly News, 2006]

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I am a fashion enthusiast that has engaged in the blog as a vehicle to grow from boys b-boy fashion to the distinguished men's fashion of yesteryear and today. As Arthur Ashe states, “Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance". Ding! Ding!
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One Response to Thanks for the “i” Steve: Steve Jobs steps down as CEO for Apple Inc.

  1. Tra-may says:

    Oh how refreshing-to say things that are funny yet important and introspective yet insightful. These are the tidbits of information we as thinkers and consumers need from our present day “move” makers. They give us a peek into their mode of thinking and challenge us to push our own intelligence and levels of creativity.

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