Steve Jobs changed the World. Most people seem to agree with that sentiment, and I will not disagree.
I’m not a great fan of Apple products. I’m not against them: I just don’t love them the way that some people do. I have an old iPod and use it most days, but my phone isn’t an iPhone, I have hardly ever used an Apple computer, and I still don’t know whether I want an iPad. However, I do admire great design, and I truly admire those people who can create it, and think outside the box, and follow their dreams. Steve Jobs was such a person.
I picked up the following quote from an old Apple advert:
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
I don’t know whether Steve Jobs realised in 1997 that he was describing himself. However there is no doubt in my mind that he was crazy enough to think he could change the world. And so he did.
Iain Millar, 08 October 2011