Oct 6, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

(Daddy pays tribute)

As most of you probably know by now, the man whose name is, and forever will be, embedded deeply in Apple's history has passed away at the age of 56.

There was an avalanche of news of his passing online this morning, and I found out about it on Facebook via one of the products that he has made it such an invaluable part of my life - the iPhone.

My first Apple product was the iPod first generation, and it truly blew my mind away when the wifey got it for me as a birthday present. There were already tons of other MP3 players on the market at that time but it was only when the iPod debuted, that it made almost everyone want one.

Amazingly, Steve Jobs has the vision to put his ideas into reality, the knack of knowing what the consumer wants and the flair of creating the desire of owning that product.

Before I got my first iPhone, I was rather apprehensive of making the switch from my trusted Nokia phone. But now, nothing will make me ditch my iPhone. Why? Simply put, it's the ease of using the iPhone.

For one who pioneered the Capacitance touch screen (instead of the frustrating pressure-sensitive touch screen) and the magic of Multi-touch with its magical pinch-and-zoom, this is what Apple products are all about. It is that easy to use, and now ALL the smartphones are touting the same kind of technology.

Even Ale has learnt how to swipe left & right on the iPad, and even choose the app that she demands wants by touching it.

So thank you, Steve Jobs, for making such a huge difference in the world we live in today.

Thank you, for making me ditch my point-and-shoot camera, music player, calculator, and other devices because the iPhone does all these and more.

Rest in peace. 

There will never ever be another one quite like you.

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, 
and the only way to be truly satisfied is 
to...love what you do. Your time is limited. 
Don't waste it living someone else's life." 
- Steve Jobs

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