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Steve Jobs is Dead – He Will Be Missed By Millions

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Steve Jobs Dead at 56I was deeply saddened when I heard of Steve Job’s passing yesterday. He left us way to early at the young age of 56 leaving a huge gap in the world of technology that may never be filled. Who knows what incredible innovations he would have come up with would he have had the chance to work another 20 -25 years.

The world has lost a true visionary, a creative genius. The shear mention of his name made us “think different!”

Steve Jobs changed the life of millions of people around the world. He certainly changed mine. My first computer was a Mac and just two weeks ago thanks to a great birthday present from my family I’m back on a Mac. iPods, iTunes and Pixar movies were all part of my children’s lives. That wouldn’t have been possible without the great mind of Steve Jobs.

“There may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.” ~President Barack Obama

In 2005, when speaking to the Stanford graduating class just a year after his surgery to treat his pancreatic cancer he said: “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

The world is a better place because of Steve Jobs and his legacy will live on forever.

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” -Steve Jobs

There’s a little bit of Steve Jobs in all of us. (At least I hope so.)

 

“Think different!

Steve Jobs, a legend, a visionary and a great genius is gone. He will be sorely missed by millions all around the world. May he rest in peace.

 

Ilka Flood
The Enlightened Networker

P.S. You may also enjoy this post by Nick Scheidies …“21 Life Lessons from Steve Jobs.”

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That’s a wonderful tribute Ilka.

I already knew I was way behind with technology since I’ve never owned a Mac and just recently purchased an iPod Touch upon the recommendation of Carolyn over at The Wonder of Tech.

I may not be someone who uses a lot of it but I’m certainly not ignorant of the technology this man is responsible for. After he left Apple the first time he had his hand in the making of Toy Story which I thought was such an adorable film.

The man is just a pure genius and I will only pray that someone even with half of his mind can follow in his footsteps and continue to take technology to new heights.

Steve Jobs will be sorely missed. May be rest in peace!

~Adrienne
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Hi Adrienne,

Just because you never owned a Mac doesn’t mean you are behind on technology. Hey, you’re way ahead of me. I never owned an iPod :)

I think (and I believe he said it himself) being let go from Apple the first time was a Godsend. Pixar, NeXT and ultimately the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad may have never happened otherwise.

So it goes to show that “everything happens for a reason.” I’m a firm believer of that.

Like you, I hope someone will follow in his footsteps …if that’s at all possible.

Thank you so much for your great feedback, Adrienne! I always love reading your thoughts.

Be blessed,

Ilka

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Ilka, what a lovely post. and yes, he will be missed. Heavens, I miss him… I have actually missed him for a while just knowing how rapidly his health was declined these last few months.

What a beautiful mind he had… and as you say, if we had him in this world for another few years, decade or couple of decades, can you imagine??

He might have us scrapping our cars and driving our iPods instead!! LOL

He has greatly impacted many lives… even the lives of people who don’t even realize it. I.e. Children… mine have been great fans of Pixar.. my son love the Cars movie a few years back. (amongst others). Now of course being 7 & 8 they are either nicking my iPhone or playing on their iPod Nano’s… and might I say hoping for an iPod Touch as well as a Mac book for Christmas! LOL and Yikes!

I suppose Ilka, that if even such a brilliant mind cannot be spared death, that we should all do as he suggested and discover what we love and live the best life possible each and every second…. because we never know do we?

Thanks for such a wonderful read.

Jayne

PS: I am not sure if you noticed on my FB… but I shared a neat post on 5 things we didn’t know about Steve Jobs.

I will check to make sure we are friends! Perhaps you might like to read it.
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Hi Jayne,

Thank you! … I’m still in shock, somewhat.

You brought up a great point, our children don’t even realize the impact Steve Jobs had on their lives. Well, mine do because they’re older, but the little ones, around your children’s ages. They have no clue.

And what if he had been given more time, what would he have come up with next? I am kinda hoping that we haven’t seen the last of his brilliance yet and that he somehow has written down his ideas somewhere.

I’ll be heading over to FB right now to see what you shared about him. You really made me curious.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts, Jayne! I really appreciate it.

Have a great weekend!

Ilka

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HI Ilka, I just found this article, or rather, ‘it found me’ … it seems Steve Jobs planned ahead and equipped his engineers with enough ideas and blueprints to develop products for the next four years!

Can you imagine having such a brilliant mind?

I do believe we all have our own brilliance but don’t ‘act’ upon it the way we could.

I am loving this conversation!

I hope Steve Jobs knows the impact he made.

Here’s the link:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/steve-jobs/8812672/Steve-Jobs-leaves-behind-product-legacy-that-will-last-for-years.html

hope you enjoy!
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Ahh, you’re the BEST, Jayne!! Thank you so much for sharing this!
I am so glad there’s more to come from this absolutely brilliant visionary.

Actually, Steven Spielberg had this to say about him and I agree:
“Steve Jobs was the greatest inventor since Thomas Edison. He put the world at our fingertips.”

And I agree with you as well, that we all do “have our own brilliance but don’t ‘act’ upon it the way we could.” I think given the fact that none of us will live forever we should, don’t you think? We need to start trusting that little voice inside of us, the one we often tend to ignore, because of fear, uncertainty, doubt, whatever.

“It’s 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.”
— Steve Jobs, Stanford University commencement address, June 2005.

Have an awesome weekend!

Ilka

P.S. It’s snowing here. I’m not quite ready for that yet :)

Hi Ilka,

Inspiring stuff here.

I am not a techie. Never used or touched an Apple product. Yet I admired the man, because of what he stood for. He was a renegade, a rebel, and a world-changer…as much as any person during my generation.

He was like a DaVinci. So much of what he accomplished, he dreamed years before, and he held his vision in the face of massive resistance, skepticism, and a general belief that he could not achieve what he wanted to achieve.

The dude was a legend, and will be missed by many.

Thanks!

Ryan
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Hi Ryan,

I like your comparison to DaVinci and I sincerely hope that there’s some more to come from Steve Jobs. That somehow he has written down his vision …for someone else to finish up where he left off.

I know that’s hopeful thinking, but he knew he didn’t have much time left so maybe, just maybe…

Thanks for stopping by! I always appreciate your feedback!

Ilka

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Hi Ilka,

we too are completely “appled” at home…if the products are really “better” who knows, but we love them. I wouldn’t buy another Smartphone other than an iPhone.

I watched Steve Job’s Stanford speech and it made me cry. How many people are living their lives as if they had centuries to live on this planet ? I am not fond of living as if we were to die tomorrow either, but Steve’s reminder of death definitely will help to make the right decisions in life and to drop the unimportant important.

Thanks for sharing your insights.

Be blessed

Oliver
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Hi Oliver,

I love the term “appled.” :) Well, I always have found Apple products easier to use. I loved my Macs, even subscribed to “Mac Addict” for years and only moved over to PC after losing 3 Macs to power surges. I thought it was cheaper to replace PCs than Macs. But, as I mentioned, I’m now back on a Mac, thanks to my family.

When we are young we think we are going to live forever, but as we get older we realize more and more that this isn’t so. This quote hits home for me every time I read it…

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

Don’t settle!

Blessings to you and your family, Oliver!

Ilka

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Yeah, Steve will be greatly missed. He was a genius who left the world a better place than he found it. He inspired millions of people around the world to live their dreams and encouraged people not to waste the limited time they have here on earth trying to be someone else. Even though he’s passed on, his work will live forever through all of us.

Ilka, thanks for dedicating this portion of your blog to the memory of Steve Jobs.

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Hi Etieno,

Absolutely! We need to live our own life, and the way we want to live it. Sometimes we know early on what our purpose, love and passion is. Sometimes it takes decades to find out. But when we do, we know it and we will be at peace.

Thanks for your great feedback!

Be blessed,

Ilka

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Hi Ilka,

You wrote a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man Ilka! Thank you for sharing this.

I am one of those like you who has worked with both Macs and PC and thus I never down one over the other which many sadly do.

They each have their respective strengths and differences which I appreciate. When it comes to other technology like phones, Ipods and the like however I don’t think anybody beats Apple’s innovation, style and quality.

Saying that I have always admired Steve Jobs over anybody in the PC world. I was always fascinated that Steve operated on two such very different levels.

On one hand he was a Buddhist who grew his own vegetables and on the other, a very wealthy and successful technology entrepreneur who could certainly have afforded to buy his own vegetables.

It just goes to show that being connected on a Spiritual level and being abundant on the physical plane is totally compatible and yet which of these is more important? I feel sure Steve Jobs was very aware of his purpose in this life time.

I believe his time was over and that what he had come to do was done which is why it was time for him to go.

While it is sad for those left behind, what is more important is what we learn from his life and passing. Your post and the follow up comments here make this perfectly clear.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend Ilka!

~Marcus
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Hi Marcus,

What a wonderful comment! I actually didn’t know that Steve Jobs was a buddhist. I just found that out in all the write-ups after his passing. Yes, we have to be connected on both the spiritual as well as the physical level to make a whole.

I am just thankful that he was and that he realized his visions for us (and generations after us) to enjoy.

Thank you so much for your great feedback, Marcus! I really appreciate it.

Be blessed,

Ilka

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