Remembering Steve Jobs
Remembering Steve Jobs
It’s now one year since the former CEO of Apple Inc, Steve Jobs passed after a long battle with cancer. Many of us reminisce those thousands of people lit candles and placed flowers in front of Apple stores all over the world. He was duly loved by many. He has a fully dedicated website to him allaboutstevejobs.com and also Apple dedicated for him a whole memorial page on it’s apple website: apple.com/stevejobs
Steve Jobs really changed this world and inspired many, myself inclusive. He changed this world and reshaped when he took us from walk-mans to Ipods, from typing pads to Iphones which were fully touch screen and Ipads. It’s important to note that he revolutionized technology, the mobile world and much how we live.
Steve Jobs set an unquestionable pace for the rest of the world to follow even in his absence. He was the very strong foothold of Apple after he returned, when he had left due to a power struggle within the company. Steve Jobs shaped the nature of animation setting up Pixar which was later bought into Disney making him a shareholder in the legendary giant Animation and Movie company. He also setup another company NeXt from scratch and went on to make it a force to reckon with in technology and computing.
It is clear that Steve Jobs has done a lot for this world, especially the leaps with Apple. We do know that most of the famous and cool Apple gadgets were a creation of Jobs and he took a special keen interest in perfection and making the product exquisite. Many analysts wonder how Apple will be after 2 or 3 years despite that it has managed to increase in revenue and its share price is nearly higher by $300 now. This doesn’t mean that Apple is better off without Steve Jobs now as most people are assuming, it is simply because he already laid the foundation to simplify and ease the rest of the company’s work. Never know people are still loyal to Apple because of him. He invented almost everything they are releasing in newer versions now, they are just upgrading.
I don’t think Tim Cook is a bad CEO either, and I assume Steve Jobs must have heard his eye on him before he died and that is why he was given his current role. I must admit though that he is lacking a few essentials from his predecessor, such as the fact that he let Apple native maps be released as default in their bad shape despite his public apology, he spilled some bad blood with Google over their google maps too.
Though we all love Apple, the future ahead is not a smooth one if they don’t develop are different interface for their mobile devices. It has always been the same and believe me it is getting boring to look at despite the features. They should pick a leaf from the likes of Google’s Android on Samsung Galaxy series and Motorolas, even Windows mobile has changed its look with the windows 8 phones.
You can as well send in a special message or tribute to him on the fully dedicated Steve Jobs Memorial Apple Page. You just have to send an email to the address provided there and your message will appear on the page.
Lawk is a mozillian, director at Innovware and consults part time for Every1Mobile.
He loves open source, the open web, writing, reading and developing literacy tools that can teach the youth around the world especially in East Africa.