In the early hours of today (Nigerian Time), an alert came in from my Twitter app. It was a tweet announcing the death of Steve Jobs. I first thought it was one of those iPhone 4S jokes. I refused to believe it until I visited Apple’s website and saw this on their homepage:
Steve Jobs lived as a visionary leader. He was an icon of excellence and a succor point for technological revolution. He changed the way we saw the world. In my opinion, the world would have been very boring without him. I doff my hat for Bill Gate’s dream of putting a computer on every table, but I value Steve’s drive to put a computing device in every pocket more.
Those who do not posses any of Apple’s products are probably carrying devices that were made by imitators or prodigies of Steve’s iNventions.
Steve was the father of iNventions (iPod, iPhone, iThis iThat). No doubt, he made our world better.
The revolutionary genius suffered from pancreatic cancer before he eventually died on the 5th day of October, just a day after the launch of Apple’s latest product (The iPhone 4S).
To some, “Steve’s greatest legacy is that he inspired a generation of startup founders to believe that they too can change the world. He definitely means different things to different people. I draw inspiration from his innovations and I’ll definitely miss him.
Death is the only destination we all share. Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs.