Apple Computer’s CEO died last night of Pancreatic Cancer at the age of 56.
This makes this blogger feel very vulnerable since I just turned 59. I feel life still has a lot to offer at that age.
Steve Jobs had a very lucrative and wonderful career, being one of two to start Apple Computers in his garage, after selling his SUV of the day for the money needed. He was fired from Apple and went on to help Pixar Animations become the company it is now, having a hand in getting the Original Toy Story done, along with Monsters, Inc.
He was brought back to Apple to save the company, which at the time, was floundering and going under. Apple stock at that time was selling for 13 dollars a share. Now it is close to 400!
His life ended with Apple Computers taking it’s place among the worlds best, while for a long time, Apple computers were shunned because they were too easy to use. I remember when I got my first Apple, a Macintosh Performa II, a very slow computer, but getting that first one, made me immediately swear off of PC’s forever, while watching the Personal computer take on more and more Macintosh ideas as the years went by.
Even though Steve Jobs was a liberal, he fascinated me because he ran his business like a Conservative would. He didn’t wait for the Government to help him do his stuff. He ran his business like he wanted to actually get done what he wanted to do, not what the government wanted him to do. And this fascinated me because he was what this country is supposed to be all about. Doing the best you can for the fun and the profit, to make what you can so people can benefit from it.
During the tributes that sprung up all over the country, one person said if “there isn’t a heaven, Steve Jobs will invent one.” Of course, we all know there is one, and he is probably on his way up there now. God Bless you Mr. Jobs.
May God bless our efforts to help get America back, and put God back into our country.
God, Bless America. Bless Americans. And Bless us to start using more common sense.