Thanks Steve

Today’s Twitter Feed was almost entirely devoted to Steve Jobs (1955-2011). See my Net Nuggets for quotes, videos, and leadership links associated with Steve. I bought my first Apple II+ in 1979, my first Mac in 1984, my 10th Mac in 2009, and my iPhone in 2011. It’s really a handheld Mac that can make phone calls. I wrote reviews of several Macintosh systems for InfoWorld in the 1980’s and was a speaker at several MacWorld conferences in Boston and SanFrancisco. Needless to say I have been a big fan for the last 33 years.

The last time I cried when a famous person died was when Jim Henson moved on to the afterlife. Two quotes associated with Steve guide my thinking. The first by Henry Ford is “If I asked my customers what they wanted they would have said a faster horse.” Somehow Steve knew what we wanted even if we didn’t. The second by Wayne Gretzky is “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it is.” Steve was that rare person who could see into the future and help us get there in a cool way. Thanks Steve.

Thanks to @ArtJonak for his idea of what the new Apple logo should be.

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