AN APPLE A DAY
Stephen Jobs was like an apple a day for the health of the technology industry. He was not alone. He had the genius of Wozniak to assist Apple’s technological ascent.
STEVE JOBS (1955-2011)
Steve Jobs is here, on the desk, the kitchen table, and the bedroom dresser. He is probably there with you too.
Few people have “…a superior perception of reality”, Jobs was one. One person is not master of the universe but one person does make a difference. Jobs understood what people wanted before they knew they wanted it and Apple with an army of thinkers and doers made Jobs’ vision a reality. Jobs’ contribution to society lives on in the pleasurable use of his visionary devices. The army of thinkers and doers he left behind will continue thinking and doing.
A successor to Jobs is alive today, maybe here, maybe China, Russia, Egypt, Libya, Japan, Biafra, South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, Indonesia, England, Ireland, France, Scotland–somewhere.
Today, Apple is managed by competent caretakers. However, Apple, like Microsoft, is not likely to have break-through technological discoveries. Individual extraordinary perceptions of reality are gobbled-up by organizational bureaucracy and group-think imperatives; i.e. social pressures within and outside human organizations masticate, swallow, and expurgate seminal ideas.
Mourning Jobs is a passing emotion. His single-minded, visionary genius makes him an immortal but the world moves on.