peace in rest, steve jobs
October 5, 2011 § 1 Comment
Fuzzy Typewriter–as with any one in an impossible array of concepts, products, even careers–would not exist without Steve Jobs. This means of communicating thoughts on story, our sharing a commute or an otherwise anxious waiting period in a dentist’s office, could never have taken this form. It’s impossible to even speculate how different daily life, let alone culture and communication and commerce might function in a world sans Steve. There’d be the internet and microphones and maybe even crappy Rio players, but it wouldn’t be this. And so I want to proffer a thanks to an unparalleled innovator and a man who facilitated the telling and sharing of stories. Thank you for selling untold cows for the magic beans that sprouted Pixar. Thank you for that faith. Thank you for stoking the Tesla fires, not merely inspiring but demanding invention and progress, pioneering new frontiers for the making of so many wonderful things. You not only supplied the tools, but opened up a vast garage as studio space. Thanks for making us think. Thanks for the fun too, the One More Things and the showmanship and the joy of a chart. Thanks for the show. Thanks for the music. Thanks for pulling the future off the highest shelf in the closet and letting us peek at it like some kind of Prometheus in a turtleneck. I’ll never stop missing those keynotes and we’ll never stopping benefitting from these strides. Technology is one thing. This was magic.