Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Address, 2005
He was boy wonder who revolutionized our lives. He brought us products we didn't know we needed. Do you remember walkmans and CD players? I remember carrying bags of CDs around to have music during summer vacation. Boom boxes graced our bedrooms, and we thought records and 8-tracks were a thing of the past. Kids born today won't even know what VHS and cassette tapes are. Is there something after and MP3? Maybe it's an MP5. We continued to progress, and Steve Jobs was a beautiful mind that helped us go where we had never gone before.
As I type this on my Mac I'm grateful for its ingenuity and intuitiveness. I'm an iPhone junkie and have an iPod in my car, but I don't think I'm the only one. I'm grateful and blessed to have technological treats that are fun to use. Steve helped bring a little joy into our lives with them.
He will go down in history as a technical icon, a marketing genius, and a visionary like none other. Steve Jobs' innovation brought the world products that never existed before. His marketing showed us we needed them, and his vision took them all even farther.
What is next for Apple? What will the next product announcement be without Steve on a stage in jeans and a black turtleneck standing there, revealing the next cool toy with features that revolutionize how we do things? It won't be the same, but I guess the world will go on.
Death is the only sure thing in life, and we remember Steve Jobs fondly as he lived his dream and brought the world happiness through Apple. May His Memory Be Eternal.