Serene and sensuous
Hands folded in prayer
Shiny tresses of hair
Glows in the light
Her eyes closed
A picture of equipoise
Transfixed he stands
Stunned by her beauty
Is it an illusion –
Or a fleeting dream?
© copyright skm, 17th Oct 2011
A visionary thinker has just made a dent in the universe. And in the early days of Apple he dreamt of doing just that.
Steve Jobs ideas have transformed technology in computing, mobile-computing, music players and animation that he will no doubt be remembered as the man who shaped the decade in technology. Steve Jobs co-founder of Apple died of cancer on Wednesday 5th October, 2011. He was 56.
The hard-driving executive pioneered the concept of the personal computer and of navigating them by clicking onscreen images with a mouse. In more recent years, he introduced the iPod portable music player, the iPhone and the iPad tablet — all of which changed how we consume content in the digital age.
Social media site twitter broke the record of 10000 tweets per second on news of Steve Jobs death and world leaders and tech-titans paid tribute to one of Americas greatest innovators.
“Steve was among the greatest of American innovators—brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it,” – President Obama
“Tonight, America lost a genius who will be remembered with Edison and Einstein, and whose ideas will shape the world for generations to come,” – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg
“Steve Jobs defined a generation of style and technology that’s unlikely to be matched again.” –Eric
“Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives. The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.” – Bill Gates
“Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.” – Mark Zuckerberg
“Once in a rare while, somebody comes along who doesn’t just raise the bar, they create an entirely new standard of measurement.” – Twitter CEO Dick Costolo
“Today the world lost a visionary leader, the technology industry lost an iconic legend and I lost a friend and fellow founder. The legacy of Steve Jobs will be remembered for generations to come.” – Michael Dell
“Steve was such an ‘original,’ with a thoroughly creative, imaginative mind that defined an era. Despite all he accomplished, it feels like he was just getting started,” – Walt Disney President Robert Iger
“I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance,” said Google co-founder Larry Page.
Steve Jobs left us with so many wonderful thoughts and quotes. I leave you with a few of his quotes:
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future,” he told Stanford University graduates during a commencement speech in 2005. “You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”
“‘No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.””
When turbulent storms rock your boat
And you are shaken, befuddled
Then take a pause, take a breath
And play with your child
Blow soap bubbles
And watch them fly high
Run after them
Tender, timeless joys
Buy a chocolate, eat an icecream
Take a stroll in the park
Build a sand castle by the seaside
These are life’s priceless joys
Fly a kite, take a swim
cycle or skate
Lifes greatest lessons
Are learned through simple joys
© copyright, skm, 1st Oct 2011