October 5, 2011
Thank you Steve Jobs. Rest in Peace.
Mr. Jobs passed away at the young age of 56. He was a visionary who changed the world in a profound way. Though not that savvy when it comes to technology, I know about the things he created, and how they changed the world. While I cannot share details of the global impact of his work, I can tell you how he changed my life.
I use my iPod to exercise so I can be healthy and watch my child grow up. I use iTunes in times of great joy and sorrow to connect to my feelings through music. My iPod holds the song I danced to at my wedding, and what I cried to when my marriage ended. The song we played at my both dad’s funeral, and at the birth of my child.
I used my iMac to create the video tribute to my son that I shared at his Bar Mitzvah, and I use it everyday to stay connected to my family in Canada. This computer is where I write my blog and connect to the world. I won’t bother trying to explain how much I love my iPhone, or that it is surgically attached to my body as a lifeline.
I did not know Steve Jobs, but I imagine I would have liked him very much. I am sending my condolences to his family and friends, and I wish them peace at this difficult time. I’m not rich, or fancy, just a single mom, whose life has been made better because of a man that I did not know, yet admire and respect very much. It is a sad day.
Steve Jobs will be in the history books alongside Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. He changed the world for the better, and I am blessed to have been able to have his work be a part of my life. Rest in Peace Mr. Jobs. There will never be another mind like yours, but maybe someone will come close, if we keep the faith.