That, and…why is the rum gone?
It seems the entire world, across the span of the seven seas, has commemorated Cap’n Steve Jobs’ passing. After watching his commencement address at Stanford on Youtube a few years ago, I found myself sitting through the entire video- from start to finish-without budging. That in itself, I think it’s safe to say that his presence already claimed its legitimate place as master of technology’s helm.
I realized a sad truth: I was more fascinated by the difference between the iPhone 4s and the first model and how iPads worked, than the person behind the scenes. So I watched a couple of more conversations:
Then, maybe Jobs preferred it that way. Usually, a face represents your brand- but strangely, Apple has still been equally successful, a dual corporation and playground.
I think the biggest revelation I’ve had so far is that I’ve probably known this my entire life, yet never pinpointed why. Certainly explains and justifies the “weird” things I used to do from the age of four- writing stories with stickers, associating objects with numbers (ex. an umbrella would be ’73′, but not ’1′. Don’t ask.), making my classmates climb across monkey bars for crackers, and more that I hesitate in revealing…Jobs simply re-iterated it:
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
And while I may not have had any imaginary friends as a child, inspiration has always been there for me. It keeps me at Best Buy for hours- geeking over the difference between a LED and LCD tv and playing “Need for Speed” on the Amazon Kindle. Whether it’s writing, moving, or subconsciously dreaming up song lyrics (now if only I can remember them..), it’s that wanderlust.
So thanks, Inspiration. I owe it to you to be living in my head- but on a budget.