Steve Jobs tributes
“Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone. And here it is,” said Steve Jobs when he introduced the iPhone in 2007. Together with his buddy Steve Wozniak, Jobs reinvented not only the phone but a number of ways the whole world would communicate, from their first Apple computer in 1977 to iTunes and the iPad. As creative genius, Jobs turned Apple became the world’s most admired company.
When Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011 the whole world – from geeks to politicians – paid worthy tribute to this giant amongst inventors.
Aptly, artists put their feelings on (digital) canvas. Bloggerjet displays 50+ amazing Steve Jobs tribute artworks, a mere handful compared the number of tributes made but still worth the view. Here is one tribute by cartoon artist Gudjonnson:
Gudjonsson’s clever cartoon about Steve Jobs reaching heaven and reminding St. Peter that “I have an app for that” while the Saint is browsing the Book of Life was particularly well received but the message is symbolic because Jobs was a Buddhist.
In 2005, at a commencement speech to Standford University students Jobs, already ill, made a memorable speech entitle How to live before you die. About that final big sleep, Jobs once had this to say:
“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.”