I’ve always been amazed by the intuition of Apple’s products. Unlike my PC products, my MacBook and iPhone seems to understand exactly what I’m trying to do.
On Wednesday, Steve Jobs, the visionary behind Apple’s products since 1997 announced his resignation. As evidenced by the lack of fluctuation in the Apple stock price after the announcement, this wasn’t exactly unexpected. It did make me look him up (on Wikipedia of course.)
Last night on the radio, I heard a statement that really stuck with me. Jobs didn’t just sell us products we needed, he sold us products we didn’t even know that we needed.
I’ll admit I was a late adopter of the iPhone. I got a blackberry early and resisted switching over. Now I wonder daily how I ever survived without it.
Jobs’s contributions to society include the iPod, the iPad, the iPhone and most importantly Toy Story. I for one am grateful and wish him the best.