It seems odd to say about someone who worked for Apple, and about someone I've never met, but it's crazy to think about how much he changed our lives. Obviously, not in a deep, meaningful way. But he did change our lives from a social, entertainment, and technology standpoint. Think about how different 2011 would be if he had never come back to Apple, had never dreamed up an iPod, iTunes, and eventually an iPhone and an iPad.
It would be crazy different. Like the Dark Ages.
“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.”- Steve Jobs
I think it's safe to say he succeeded at both.
While on the subject of Apple, it seems worth mentioning that we have a new addition to our Apple family. Brandon finally has a decent computer! He deserves it for all his hard work and for helping me make it through school, and he needs it now that he is going back to school. (Because I can't be expected to give up my beloved computer. Oh, no no no.)
A few final words of wisdom from Steve-
Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. -Steve Jobs