It’s rare that prime time TV is interrupted for the death of a CEO, but Steve Jobs was not your average CEO. He was a household name – not just because we carry around his legacy in our pockets and handbags – but because he changed the way we live our daily lives.
Chances are nearly everyone reading this has at least one product created by Jobs iconic company, Apple. Three out of five of my most-used technology gadgets are made by Apple. Chances are everyone reading this has an iTunes account, and has seen at least one Pixar film.
As a technology lover I am saddened by the loss of Steve Jobs.
Having worked in the technology industry – and new product development – I know how hard it is to not only innovate, but also deliver new technology. Especially difficult is the crystal ball. Oh, it’s easy to do market research to learn what customers need today – it’s knowing what we will need tomorrow (and the day after that) that’s the real challenge – and that is where Jobs excelled.
I can’t help but wonder how Steve Jobs mind worked – how he could see the vision of the future before any of us knew what we needed. It’s the vision I will miss the most. I don’t know what new technology I will be craving five years from now, but I am certain Steve Jobs did.