Thursday, October 06, 2011
A True Visionary - Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011
Few young people will remember a world without Apple. I remember taking delivery of our first Apple Mac back in 1986. It was revolutionary, so revolutionary we had to hide it from the NGA (the Union) as they saw it as a threat to jobs. The bloke who came to teach us how to use it said 'remember WYSIWYG'. I looked back vacantly and he explained 'with Apple What You See Is What You Get'. It was their mantra back then when computers looked alien to the man in the street.
Steve Jobs sadly left this World yesterday but he has left it a much better place. Without his vision repressed people all over the World would not have been able to rise up and fight for their rights. There is no doubt in my mind that this man has left a legacy of Freedom for people Worldwide.
This was the first Apple Mac we bought when we had our Ad Agency, who would have thought that 26 years later that ultra slim gadget below would do a million more things for me and let me sit on the sofa doing them.
Sad to say that to rid the World of Bin Laden it cost millions but to rid the World of Steve Jobs it took Cancer still that dreaded word even though it's now 2011. I am sure there will be another visionary somewhere who will have the will that Steve Jobs had to find a cure for this awful disease.