6 October 2011
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”
We at AVAST Software offer our condolences to the family and friends of a true Innovator. May we all be inspired by his life, and go on to do "something wonderful."
I think the garage story was the first thing I remember hearing about Steve Jobs. I related to that, having spent (invested?) countless hours tinkering with things and tools in both garages and barns... fixing anything from rototillers to tractors to cars to guitar amplifiers and other essential household appliances.
In the southern USA, I 'learnt duct tape can fix dang near anything' - and it does provide a good emergency 'patch' for a lot of objects. But I'm glad Steve's philosophy was to build things better in the first place, so they would not need so many patches.
One friend of mine, the Czech-American writer David Oprava (who lives in Wales), suggested that the death of Steve Jobs is having a similar impact on our generation as the death of "Uncle Jerry" (Jerry Garcia, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Grateful Dead). Oprava might be right -- "Uncle Steve" does sort of feel appropriate. Why? Because he always knew what we wanted for Christmas.
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