Friday, 7 October 2011

People: Rest In Peace -- Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011
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I remember that before I had written the entry People: Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address, I thought Warren Buffett is possibly the best speaker in the world, then of course, my admiration for him overrode the content. Of course, Buffett thinks with lightning speed and is spontaneous with questions, but content wise Steve Jobs prepared a much better piece of speech than Buffett. His three stories are focused and simplistic (same as his mantra) and are the awakenings for  many audiences. If you haven't watched his speech or you would like revise again, I recommend you visit the following page on our English Playground,

And if you would like to read more quotes from Steve Jobs, you are highly recommended to visit this page from The Guardian.

Although the market and the fans do not appreciate the miscarriage of iPhone 5 (I am one of them), no one will blame Steve Jobs for this because everyone knows, Steve Jobs was always and will always be, faultless.

Will there by another genius like Steve Jobs? Yes, definitely, because this is evolution, using Steve Job's words, "It clears out the old to make way for the new". But like many of the greats of the human kind, there will always be a space for Steve Jobs, "The One" Steve Jobs in the mind of every owner of any Apple's products.

Toy Story by Pixar
Image from Pixar
I do not own any Apple's products, but I truly appreciate the dreams he realised in the Pixar movies and the as-never-before reality he created through the iProducts.

Rest In Peace -- Steve. I will remember you and your spirit.

Think Different - narrated by Steve Jobs. Who among us will push the human race forward and change the world.

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

spontaneous -- (adj) happening or done in a natural, often sudden way, without any planning or without being forced
mantra -- (n) [C] a word or phrase which is often repeated and which sometimes expresses a belief
awakening -- (n) [Swhen you start to understand something or feel something
miscarriage -- (n)  [C or Uan early unintentional end to a pregnancy when the baby is born too early and dies because it has not developed enough
faultless -- (adj) approving perfect and without any mistakes
genius -- (n) [C or U] very great and rare natural ability or skill, especially in a particular area such as science or art, or a person who has this
as-never-before from "as never before" -- in a way that has never been possible before
misfit -- (n) [C] someone who is not suited to a situation or who is not accepted by other people because their behaviour is strange or unusual
rebel -- (n)[C] a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force, or a person who shows their disagreement with the ideas of people in authority or of society by behaving differently
the status quo -- (n)[S] the present situation
glorify -- (vb) [T] to praise and honour God or a person
vilify --  [T] formal to say or write unpleasant things about someone or something, in order to cause other people to have a bad opinion of them


People: Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Steve Jobs quotes: the man in his own words @ The Guardian



Apple Steve Jobs The Crazy Ones - NEVER BEFORE AIRED 1997 @ YouTube