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Friday, October 7, 2011

Steve Jobs

I see many articles and blog posts about the death of Steve Jobs and I see praises for the many innovative inventions he created. 

What inspires me about the memory of Steve Jobs was his focus on people and how they used the machines he designed and built.  From his earliest Apple Computers to the iPhone and iPAD what you see are tools that anyone with no technical knowledge or training could pick up and use!

How many computer systems (hardware or software) can make the claim that you can buy it, turn it on, and begin to use it?  Have you noticed older people in their 80's or even 90's using iPAD's?  I have!  How about kids as young as 3 or 4 years old using certain iPAD applications.  If you have a five to ten year old stand back they can do anything and everything plus a whole lot of things you never knew existed. 

Non-technical adults who hate computers use Apple products because they can.  What could be simpler than pointing and touching a screen?  Or dragging your finger around on the screen?  This was Steve's true genius.

It is something that many of us have inside us but we put away and ignore.  Steve capitalized on his desire to create usable technology and did exactly that. 

I don't want to hear about the billions of dollars that he generated for Apple or this technology or that.  I want to remember a man that did what no one else had done:  brought technology to everyone! 

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