Thursday, October 6, 2011

That one line in that one beatle song

I can almost imagine a popular Indian blogger writing, "Do these guys know him? .Then why do they write as if they have known him personally. ..... ".  And so on. 

Facebook is on a RIP Steve jobs loop.
A friend  who was having a very very bad day, asked why steve jobs why not the said friend.

It isnt even surprise. We have read about persistent health issues starting way back in 2003 to liver transplant in 2009 and his stepping down a month and a half ago. 

Outpouring of grief from friends and family( mine - not his!) does seem strange, When I think about it logically.

My own emotions seems  ineffable. 

Steve jobs is that famous successful person who made me realize as much as I adored these successful people (exclusively the geeky ones), in real life they might be so hard to deal with. that they wouldnt even make it to the close circle of friends. Infact, that person who I found so annoying at work has the same fire these succesful people have.
I mean who fires some one in an elevator? What would be to work in a place like that? Did all the apple employees ensure through GPS tracking system that they never encountered him anywhere leave alone an elevator?

But this decade has been about IPOD, IPHONE, IPAD  - I am not happy about my IPAD, I am rooting for the kindle fire model. I wish IPOD was cloud based. So, yes I have few improvements I would like.

But then again, as Steve jobs spoke out once, apple didnt really do a market research to find out this is what customers want,.... So you can't go out and ask people, you know, what the next big [thing.] There's a great quote by Henry Ford, right? He said, 'If I'd have asked my customers what they wanted, they would have told me "A faster horse." ' 

:) Didnt I just talk about how IPAD doesnt appeal to me because I am used to looking for faster processors? 

But this decade of 2010's isnt going to be the same.

That person with that sort of vision isnt born every decade. 

And no one literally no one can ever put that vision in an eye pleasing contoured aluminum shell  and sell it through an ad set to song by the French-Israeli indie folk singer. - that eclectic mix - That is all Steve Jobs. 

World will miss you.

PS: Ofcourse, there is a lesson. That you dont need to be the one with standard skillset of excellent engineering skills, rather best of the skill - any skill from calligraphy to musical taste to aesthetic sense to marketing ability - Your personality in whole as long as it is as good as Steve job's :)


  1. my guess is there are tonnes of Jobs' golf buddies out there...especially on facebook!

  2. like whole of facebook? they say that is 500 million of them!

  3. then i guess that is the number...:P