My husband and I extend our deepest thoughts and prayers to the loss as well as the memory of a great visionary leader : Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) an American computer entrepreneur and inventor and so very much more…
As many will pay homage in their own individual way, Mr. Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs was a man who truly, ‘Walked the Walk’ as magnificently, expressed in many ways, a few quotes:
Sky News reported…
President of the USA, Mr Obama described him as “a visionary” and said, “Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.”
“The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.”
” Microsoft Corp co-founder and chairman Bill Gates had been a longstanding friend and competitor of Mr Jobs. He used one of the Apple icon’s favourite expressions – “insanely great” – in his tribute. “For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honour,” Mr Gates said in a statement. “
For me, I just know he has changed the world as I see it. Being only a year older than Mr. Jobs, I remember so well back in the 80’s when technology was growing. I remember using some of the original computers and being trained on DOS and taking classes such as ‘Fortran’ while in college and thinking how very wonderful back then. I remember even working at Cable TV companies and Telecommunication Telephone Companies when fiber optics were first introduced and technology as we knew it then all changed in the way signal and all were transmitted. I equally remember working as a spin technician through Solectron Technology and being told afterwards from our clients we had been working on and repaired one of Mr. Bill Gates personal laptops and Xbox 260s on the assembly line for repair. How wonderful it all was back even then…
I found all of the above quite amazing while been born and living in the USA, until behold I became even more entralled when I moved here to England and married a wonderful man, Albert Williams, who too is a visionary and a leader and who introduced me to so very many other innovative digital aspects of technology including the machintosh computer as well as his zest and desire for learning at the Open University in Computing and Information Technolgy .
So, I’ll just end here for now in saying on behalf of my husband and I,
Mr. and Mrs. Albert and Tempie Williams
Sky News (2011)’ Tributes T’o ‘Insanely Great’ Apple Co-Founder’, 06 October, [online] http://uk.news.yahoo.com/insanely-great-tributes-abound-steve-jobs-025043809.html ( Accessed 06 October 2011).