First, here is the Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford commencement speech that has been much ballyhooed in recent days by TV’s talking heads. It is a very good speech.
I think it goes without saying that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in a league above and beyond all others as a computer communications innovator and marketer. I have admired him from afar for a long time and expect that he and his expertise will be sorely missed for sometime.
Though he made a lot of people happy with his products, I wasn’t one of them. I have yet to buy my first Apple product. Not that I haven’t wanted to buy one or two; I have, but, for a lot of reasons, I could never convince myself to buy even one of his severely overpriced products. One of these days when I have money to burn I will gladly buy an Apple something or other. I’ll have a really big pile of money before it comes to that though.
I sure hope he worked hard, as well, on securing his place in the sweet by-and-by.
But, that’s me and then there is the rest of the world and it is the rest of the world Steve Jobs was keen on satisfying and selling, and he did a wonderful job of doing both. Add to that all the jobs he created for people and you have a wonderful force for good. Most of the good he did came as a result of his creation of economic wealth and enjoyment for many people. He did more to spread the wealth by creating jobs for people willing to work than has been done by all governments put together since the beginning of time.
Yes, he was a champion of the world in his field of endeavor. I sure hope he worked hard, as well, on securing his place in the sweet by-and-by. What a waste for him it would be if his by-and-by isn’t even better and more comforting than was his life.
Thanks for all the good you did in the brief time you were here, and now, Steven, I pray you will enter and rest in peace where all the saints repose. Amen.