Thursday, October 6, 2011
Steve Jobs: Dogma Free
In 1987, I went to college with my first Apple. It was a clunky thing with a disk drive that was so loud that I couldn’t work on it at night because it kept my roommate awake, but it was the coolest thing I had ever owned. It smiled at me when I pressed the power button. It was approachable. It was cute. It made me less afraid.
From the get-go, Apple made all things electronic, well, friendly. When I didn’t know how to do something, I just asked my Macbook for help. And miracle: I got help. I edited my entire portfolio, made a slideshow that looks beautiful when it’s run at craft shows, created postcards and tearsheets from Mac templates, created a blog that doesn’t look like an idiot made it, made playlists to work to, ran credit cards, googled directions when I was lost, took photos of my boys’ first day of school even though I forgot the camera.
I want to say to Steve Jobs: I appreciate your work. You had vision and you changed the world and you changed our lives and you helped us live better. Thank you.
Below is a link to Jobs's 2005 commencement speech at Stanford. It reminds us to listen to that inner voice, to hear your heart, and to connect the dots: Steve Jobs: Connecting the Dots