An ode to Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs: We will miss you ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

A man of unparalleled artistic and creative genius, a man who revolutionized the computing world once and forever, founded Apple, the biggest game-changer of the industry.

He was a mystery to all of the world, a beautiful mystery. All that we know about him is legendary stuff. And that’s how he’ll always be remembered- in legends. He came, he saw, he conquered. He was ousted, but he came again, and conquered again, bigger than ever.

Always a unique source of inspiration to most ambitious, most talented and most rebellious of us, he was himself a fierce individual, highly original. He wouldn’t be controlled or restrained by anybody or anything, such was the force of his vision. The vision that he had- to make products which are functional as well as highly elegant- changed the world and made it as we know it now; unimaginable without iPod & iPhone, the Macs and the omnipresent elegant white which at once told you it wasn’t just anything, it was an Apple product.

I’ve had his two paragraphs written in my personal diary, the two paragraphs about Connecting the dots, and being hungry and foolish, which was a part of the speech he gave at Stanford University in 2005. They are something which only Jobs could have said, and reading them gives you the idea of who he was, and why there are so less like him.

The visionaries like him aren’t born too often in a century. When they do, they change the face of the world irrevocably. He was one of the eternal greats.

Steve Jobsย expired on 5th October 2011.

Rest in peace Steve Jobs. You were one of the coolest motherfuckers I’ve ever seen. It’ll never be the same without you ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


5 thoughts on “An ode to Steve Jobs

  1. shubham

    Thank You. I had never seen that last pic of him. Almost shed a tear ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    It’s hard to beleive that one person can revolutionize so much, so many industries and that same person was once a hippie, a drug addict, and wandered India in search of inner peace.
    The man behind the world’s first PC ( apple II), Macintosh, iTunes – which stopped napster and completely changed the music retail business – Iphone, Ipod, Ipad. And PIXAR. The company which gave us the world’s first fully computer animated movie, Toy Story. And has produced masterpiece after masterpiece ever since.
    He had so much more to do, but I guess all good things don’t last forever.

    1. Mitostargazer Post author

      yes, I found that pic only today. it’s such a quintessential and poignant pic of his.
      it isn’t that hard to believe, only a person so free, unique and committed to his own ideas, can be a drug addict and hippie, and later a revolutionary of modern computing ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for commenting shubham, it’s an invaluable addition to the ode

  2. shubham

    You know, ever since this sem started I have been obsessed with Apple. Maybe that’s because I bought a second hand ipod touch 2g to keep me company during the long commuting hours I had to endure for my “summer training”. I was simply awe-struck by that device. The fact that it was 3 years old, used by someone whom I didn’t knew made it all the more special. I had used other touch devices before but never owned one. And these samsung and htc knockoffs really seemed cheap and I got bored by them easily.
    But this device was special. I completed 2 ebooks on it ( which is a lot for me given my incredibly short attention span :D). Listened to hours of music and played shitload of games. Even surfed the net sometimes. Every corner, every inch of that device screamed Steve jobs. He always strove for making things simple, for beautiful design and intuitive functionality. He knew that we wanted something but didn’t really know it. And that is a sign of a great visionary. I doubt there can be another like him.
    Last month when he stepped down from the CEO position, I was saddened deeply and began watching all of his keynotes on youtube. The legendary “1984” commercial, the tears in his eyes when he unveiled the mac, the 2007 iphone keynote, the “one more thing” at the end of his keynotes, the booing of Bill gates when he announced the partnership of Micro-hack-soft with apple in 1997, the ipad keynote where he created an entire new segment of devices. And I though, man!! this guy is legendary. I mean, I knew he was good before that but never observed him deeply before. After countless hours of reading various internet articles about his background, his methods, his single-mindedness, his failures etc and I was convinced that this was the man I wanted to idealize. I always scoffed at the notion of idealizing a person before that. So Federer has won a few too many grand slams you idealize him?. You don’t know shit about him. You can’t even know how to hold the tennis racquet right!! But this guy is Idol stuff. And I can safely say that after spending so much time reading about him.
    Then came the oct 4 iphone 4s event. I was really excited that I would finally get to see his keynote live expecting him to give atleast a guest appearance. But he was nowhere to be seen. Nevertheless, I read the liveblog of that event and followed every bit of news like a teenaged boy. I even watched that crappy “pirates of the silicon valley” movie before the event to psych me up for it( It gets some facts right but the acting is down right pathetic!!)
    And in comes this news today. When I look it all seems high eeire. Strangely uncanny. I’ve never been so obsessed with a man’s life before and that happens when he was breathing his last few weeks and I didn’t even know that. It’s like a fairytale. Only the one with a sad, tragic end.
    I wish I knew about you earlier in my life, Steve. It could have changed me then. I could have been better today. All i know now that my next phone will be an iphone, my next laptop a macbook air. I will try to imbibe your ideology in my life and continue searching for the thing I love the most.

    P.S – Sorry for the long reply. I just had to do it ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Akash

    Awesome post, by an awesome amateur on an awesome-est legend.
    His Stanford commencement speech was the one of the best inspirational speech I have heard after Mark Antony.

    Thanks for the i-Things.

    ‘Death is the destination we all share’

    Thanks to you for this post ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love you brother!

    1. Mitostargazer Post author

      hehe, thanks man!
      I just couldn’t stop it, it was waiting here to be written….this thing couldn’t be stopped after what i saw ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
      and waise bhi i haven’t written much or something unique, have just remembered him in my own way….


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