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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
i wanna hold you in the bible black pre-dawn / you're quite a quiet domino
— Wilco, I am Trying to Break Your Heart
August 24, 2011
Yo Steve. Thanks for Everything. Be well.

Well, I didn’t see this coming. Funnily enough it was a topic of conversation at a barbecue at a friend’s house on Monday night.

Steve Jobs’ announcement that he’s stepping as CEO of Apple had the world abuzz today. Not just the tech-world either, but the whole world. I could literally hear the rumour spreading across the floor at the software company I work at. It was amazing.

The Internet will be—who’s kidding who, already is—overwhelmed with content which means this little note will disappear under a swarm of bits that Google deems more important.

With that in mind all I’ll say is thanks for everything Steve. We are where we are today in the state of technology in large part thanks to you. Much of what I’ve done as a career was in some way inspired by or influenced by you. It’s been remarkable (though I’m still a little upset you killed the Newton so quickly, as I rather liked mine.)

On a personal note Steve: whatever the reason this happened today, and whatever you’re doing right now I hope you’re happy and healthy. You deserve nothing less.

I’ve posted this before, but let’s go with it again. It’s a fairly inspirational few minutes from a fairly remarkable guy.

And one my other favourite moments:

Posted by skooter at 7:25 PM This entry is filed under Design, Technology.
This entry is tagged: Apple, PBS, Steve Jobs, Triumph of the Nerds

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