Today is the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death

Apple CEO Tim Cook has tweeted a message in memory of Steve Jobs, on the 7th anniversary of the Apple co-founder’s death.

Along with a photo of a young Jobs, Cook wrote, “Steve showed me—and all of us—what it means to serve humanity. We miss him, today and every day, and we’ll never forget the example he set for us.”

There’s lots of ways to be as a person, and some people express their deep appreciation in different ways, but one of the ways that I believe people express their appreciation to the rest of humanity is to make something wonderful and put it out there.

And you never meet the people, you never shake their hands, you never hear their story or tell yours, but somehow, in the act of making something with a great deal of care and love, something is transmitted there.

And it’s a way of expressing to the rest of our species our deep appreciation. So, we need to be true to who we are and remember what’s really important to us. That’s what’s going to keep Apple Apple: is if we keep us us. — Steve Jobs


MacDailyNews Take: Seven years.

We miss you, Steve!

We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it. – Steve Jobs

“Steve Jobs” by Diana Walker (born 1942) / Digital inkjet print, 1982 (printed 2011) / (Diana Walker - National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Diana Walker; © Diana Walker)
“Steve Jobs” (1982) by Diana Walker, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)


    1. As a small boy I was sitting with my mother glued to the black & white television and it was the first time I heard her cry at the death of John F. Kennedy. We watched all the ensuing events together for days. Something I remember vividly to this day. I’ll also add the King of rock and roll, Elvis.

      I miss you Steve, more than ever, God Bless and R.I.P. …

  1. “There are a zillion things I wish I’d done differently. I’m just a guy who probably should have been a semi-talented poet on the Left Bank. I sort of got sidetracked here. But I think the things you most regret in life are things you didn’t do. What you really regret was never asking that girl to dance. In business, if I knew earlier what I know now, I’d have probably done some things a lot better than I did, but I also would’ve probably done some other things a lot worse. But so what?. It’s more important to be engaged in the present, to look at what’s affecting you right now and be curious about it even if it’s bad.
    I’ll tell you something that makes you look at things differently. Once you have kids, it doesn’t take a very big leap to realize that everybody is a kid. Everybody came out of their mother and was a baby, and hopefully everybody was loved by somebody as much as you love your kids. That may not sound profound, but a lot of people forget that.

    source: Steve Jobs: The Unauthorized Autobiography

  2. …he had me at “pinch to zoom”…..

    Actually, well before that. I got my Apple IIe home, and opened the case and looked inside. It was MY computer. The rest was history…. 🙂

  3. This fellow, with his harsh pursuit of excellence and single minded vision, would have been written up, talked to, and eventually drummed out of corporate America by current HR guidelines and practices.
    Touchy feely leadership doesn’t produce anything of value.

    My salute to the old captain of industry; the last of a dying breed.

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