Thanks, Steve

As I read the countless blog posts about the death of Steve Jobs, I was starting to feel as I did when Michael Jackson died…weary of the coverage. I decided I wasn’t going to add to the adoring clutter. Then I walked out this morning as the sun rose across the lake and I took a picture with my iPhone 4. It was then that I realized how much of my life depends products that Steve Jobs (& Steve Wozniak for that matter) brought to market in grand fashion.

Not a bad, low-light picture...thanks to the vision of people like Steve.

I also wondered if Steve, Steve and Bill Gates were teenagers today, would they be able to accomplish the same feats, considering government regulations, taxes, the economy and how individual success is often punished? Call me cynical, but I doubt it.

I recall a book I read a few years ago by Malcolm Gladwell, entitled “Outliers”. Reading that book may help you understand my statement.

Thank you, Steve.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to Thanks, Steve

  1. Phyllis Loftis says:

    A very nice tribute……:-)

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  2. Dale Clock says:

    Ray,

    There are new Steve Jobs’ and Bill Gates’ out there right now doing exactly what they did; dreaming, creating, working and believing. We just don’t know them yet or even realize we need what they are creating. But just like Malcolm says in Outliers, it takes 10,000 hours to be an overnight success.

    Dale

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