Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

On 06/10/2011 my day started at 5:30am. Blurry eyed I pressed the home button on my iPhone and the first thing that I saw on that day was a push notification from NDTV India…”Steve Jobs, Apple’s visionary, dies at 56“. The next few seconds felt like some invisible force had knocked the air out of me. The Newton equivalent from the modern world was just gone in a blink of an eye! The world would not be the same without him!

While all the social channels were flooded with people sharing the news, all I could do was post a few tribute pictures on Facebook. I wanted to write a few lines about it on Ramble, but I sat speechless through out the day. In fact the days that followed were similar and I could not find the words to pen down anything, that is until now.

Of the dozens of memorial photos and videos that have been created to honor Steve Jobs, I found the following to be the most appropriate for the occasion…

1) A musician who calls himself AzR has created the below video with sounds from Apple products and Steve’s 2005 Stanford commencement speech. Every instrument, including drums, has been sampled from a Mac product, tuned by ear, and replayed in the context of the song…

2) The fans in Germany found a wonderful way to express their respect for Steve. They created a portrait of him out of 4001 Post-it Notes! The portrait now adorns the front-facing glass walls of an Apple Store in Munich, Germany…

3) I have also gathered some of his memorable videos on YouTube.

To sum up, I am just glad to have lived in a period of world history that witnessed Steve Jobs change the world!

UPDATE
Now available online…”A celebration of Steve’s life“…a special memorial event filmed live at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California.

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