Hey guys it’s Sam back from a gnarly 2 days at camp! But the happiness will have to go sad in this post; remember when we had to say our final goodbye to famous faces like Bernie Mac, Heath Ledger (aka The Dark Knight‘s Joker), and Michael Jackson? It shattered our hearts, but they still remain spirits that created a revolutionary breakthrough. And just two days ago, we had to say goodbye to a big piece of computer technology…the 56-year old Steve Jobs.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.”
– Apple Inc., Oct. 5, 2011
Yes, it is true, folks. I am not trying to ruin your weekend. iMac? iPhone? iPod? No…iSad. This man’s big nap triggered a global sadness almost as powerful as Michael Jackson’s. Steve Jobs was considered a visionary, a genius, a computer pioneer in his field of business. But he was like the Titanic of computer science–they thought he was unsinkable…but he sank. Cancer is taking away a lot of our adult friends these days, and Steve’s death was caused by pancreatic cancer, after being diagnosed in 2004. Such a good chairman, I bet those chairs are going to miss this man deeply…
But that’s not all. This is not the end of Apple Inc.; we may actually get our iPhone 5. We still have our remaining body of workers, so don’t be completely bummed out. Apple is taking such a big part of it, upon visiting their site, almost the whole front page is concealed by a picture showing Steve’s lifespan aside a greyscale picture of Jobs himself. Anyway, I guess it’s time to play that “moment-of-reflection” song again…
Okay, so I did ruin your weekend. Sorry, but I’ll have more fun stuff in the weeks to come. Rest in peace, Steve, my man. Rest in peace.