Reflections on Apple co-founder and cult hero Steve Jobs

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

Friday marked the one year anniversary of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs's death. Apple posted a video tribute to Jobs on their website.

From my personal perspective through many years working in the technology field I felt it more appropriate to look at the life and legacy of Steve Jobs from my own philosophical perspective rather than a strictly technological viewpoint.

The mindset and motto of Apple Computers in the late 1990s was to think differently.  While it created a niche for individual computer users, the motto of think differently did not always play well in the world of corporate computers.

This niche of think differently computing created a group of strong willed individuals who formed a collective body of admirers of everything Apple with Steve Jobs as their leader. 

Apple Fanboys, as we affectionately call them, are the loyal followers that stand in line year after year, to own the latest iGadget, to be able to say they owned it from the start.

NFL officials lockout hotter topic than American Ambassador killed

Football Officials taking a vote to decide a callA week ago the replacement NFL officials blew a call on Monday Night Football and  social media went crazy in the days that followed.

Two weeks before that US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American embassy staff members were killed in Libya.

Watching the reaction on social media after both events, it would appear that the blown call on Monday Night Football was a hotter topic than the American ambassador getting killed.

Where's the perspective in that?

It is a sad commentary about our world today, but folks seem to be more and more indifferent about politics and religion, and the most passionate about their sports teams.

The recent events in Libya would seem to reflect the passion that some groups have about politics and religion that far exceeds that of most American's.

I created the website It's Only Sports to put some perspective on sports topics.

It is quite amazing the fury and passion generated by disgruntled football fans outraged that something bad happened that may tarnish the image of a game they watch for entertainment.

The death of an American Ambassador killed in the line of duty is a very rare and significant event. Ambassador Stevens was the first U.S. ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979.

It is equally amazing that the same fury and passion generated by disgruntled football fans can not be felt most Americans when something bad happens that not only tarnishes the image of our country but literally kills the people who give their lives to defend it.

Just trying to put it all into perspective.


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