I am not just an Apple Fan-Girl (although I totally am!). I wasn't even an Apple Girl until '07 but when I drank the apple-flavored Kool-Aid I drank long and I drank deep. I became enamored with every Apple product I got my greedy little fingers on. It was shortly after I became deeply engrossed in the beauty of the usability that I wanted to learn about the genius behind it.
|Shrine of Apple products accumulating at my workplace|
I've heard many people doubt his goals. Most geeks I know (that's not a slur - these are my people I'm talking about) feel that he's been too rigid with the iDevice designs by not adding ports or integrating flash or allowing file navigation. I've always said "with flexibility comes complexity" and that was not part of his plan. In Steve I trusted.
He's given us the very best end user experience in the design of the Mac OS. It is just brilliant in it's simplicity. To name just a humble few (feel free to comment your OS faves):
- Built-In Screen Capture (Windows STILL doesn't have this right)
- Cover Flow
- The best mail search EVER in Apple Mail
- Print to PDF
He's changed the way we think about...well...almost everything with the innovations in iOS. We can now carry our lives in our pockets or purses with the easiest to use mobile devices on the planet. He's made the world smaller by making it easy for EVERYONE to connect with these devices. It's not a special club for the tech elite. It's for everyone.
Steve, for the hundreds of ways you has made my life, my job and my computing experience, easier and more enjoyable, I will be forever grateful.
I am sure that you have left brilliance in your wake because, if you have inspired millions who didn't know you the way you have, those closest to you must be bursting at the seems with innovation. Carry on. Do him proud. The world is waiting.