"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, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify and vilify them. About 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 crazy, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." – Think Different
Thank you Steve
I was late coming to the Mac, getting my first one in 2006. I don't think I've ever been happier with my technology every since. I'm not worried about Apple as a company, because in 2011 it's entirely centered around Steve's ethos. What I'm saddened by is the implications of Steve Jobs having to resign his post as CEO. Still though, he's now Chairman of the Board of Directors of Apple. That's something, I guess. I hope he continues to be able to do what he loves. There are two quotes from the articles that have been written since Steve's announcement that I thought were eloquently written. The first comes from John Gruber. John Gruber, in a piece called "Resigned":
Jobs’s greatest creation isn’t any Apple product. It is Apple itself. Today’s announcement is just one more step, albeit a big and sad one, in a long-planned orderly transition — a transition that no one wanted but which could not, alas, be avoided. And as ever, he’s doing it his way. So it goes. And the second comes from Seth Godin in a piece called "A little empty": I guess this is how a sports fan felt when Joe DiMaggio retired. Business didn't used to be personal. Now it is. Computers didn't used to make us smile. Now they do. We didn't used to care about whether a CEO made one decision or another, or whether or not he was healthy. I do now. Sure, there was baseball after joltin Joe stopped playing. But it was never quite the same. Thank you, Steve, for giving us all something to talk about and a way to talk about it with beauty (and fonts). We owe you more than we can say.