I have always been fortunate to have the right support and the most awesomest people around me, at every stage in my life, and even more so when I needed these pillars of strength to stand by me, besides me and with me.
I want to dedicate this song, to all the awesome people in my life.
Do I make you proud by Taylor Hicks, winner of American Idol #5.
Thank you Steve, for bringing us a truly Graphical User Interface and many innovations that were made just for ‘mere-mortals’. You single-handedly envisioned and revolutionised tech, music, motion-picture, and telecom industries.
Silently you also taught me that the ‘vision’ thing really does work, and it didn’t really matter what anybody thought, as long as you had faith in your own ability to make things happen. Through your relentless persuit, you inspired thousands at Apple, and millions more outside, be they followers, nerds, techies, ‘fanboys’, and competition, all alike. You showed people and them so-called-industry-giants that technology can truly touch lives, and churn out a few billion dollars while doing so.
Your approach taught me a lot more than just to sell great computing devices. It taught me to connect with simple human expectations in a technology-driven world, while keeping that ‘passion’ thing going, even when everything seemed to fall apart.
There are millions like me whose live you’ve touched, and will have a lifelong impact on. But, there is only one Steve Jobs.
I really love your products. I am a true believer in thinking different. The Mac. has changed my life, the iPod has brought new energy into it and the iPad keeps me “in the know” while I’m on the road and at meetings.
Now, getting to the point – why don’t you sell replacement earpieces (aka ‘rubber tips) for your most expensive ‘In-Ear Headphones’?
I was finalizing some music to play at my sister’s wedding. Though I owned it many years ago, I couldn’t find my copy of Yusuf Islam‘s (formerly Cat Stevens) album ‘Yusuf Islam & Friends – A Night of Remembrance‘. So, I ended up picking it up on iTunes, and am glad that I did.
There are two awesome versions of Tala‘ al-Badru ‘Alaynā on the album and I’d encourage everyone to listen to it. The voice that is Yusuf Islam, singing this traditional song (also called a ‘Nasheed’) is no less than amazing.