October 6th, 2011 marks the passing of a 'Beautiful Mind', Steve Jobs; an astoundingly creative, evidently resilient and heroic man, the co-founder of Apple computers and former CEO. His innovative contributions brought the computer to the non-desk-top or un-trained masses alike, through hand-held phone devices and the introduction of the tablets. With the iPhone and its entourage of 'apps', he revolutionized the telephone.
Jobs reminds us that there are still brilliant minds in the age of mainstream. He thought out of the box, out of IBM and he gave us the fruit of his mind's labor in many Apple products. He is what an inventor should be -- or what we expect in a toymaker: he who leaves us with devices and gadgets that are life-changing, educational and enjoyable. In a general time of attempted political 'change' he epitomized 'daring to disrupt', even more than the 'change'-master himself, Obama.
His legacy and history
Herewith, a reminder of some products that thrilled lives; a survey of the reaction his death provoked; as well as a little reminder of the un-sung Arab in him that he was never to reconcile with. His legacy will be manifold-- not least people are lining up to memorialize him in tatoos and thinking forever 'differently'. As for his former colleagues at Apple, he hasn't forgotten them either: He leaves them 5 years worth of iCreations and sundry applications-- and fully-patented with the Apple master-mark to resist the copy-cat competition-- to be forging ahead with.
The man has even organised his posthumous projects!