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Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

October 6, 2011 Comments off

Although in recent years my day to day work has taken me away from the front lines of supporting the Mac users of the company I work for, as a convert myself and former Editor of the apple_bites twitter feed and e-mail newsletter I was saddened to learn of Steve Job’s death yesterday.

Like all great maestro’s he commanded the Apple product launches with seemingly effortless ease and with his legendary “reality distortion field” fueled by his passion and apparent relentless attention to detail made us all forget just how much work was behind the “magic”.

Whilst others discuss and help solidify his place in history – as a kindred spirit and after a brush with death and having had to deal with a chronic medical condition myself I imagine the only thing worse than his initial diagnosis was the moment he realized he would no longer be able to continue in the role of CEO and everything that entailed; indeed the short amount of time since then and yesterday’s sad news suggest he hung onto that as long as could.

He will be missed..

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