I though others would be interested in this news announced today...and maybe this is the best forum/community to mention it.
I guess the question would be: Does he deserve it? (Some are asking)
I'd say: Yes.
Other's, I read, already upset at putting Steve in a list of The Top 20 Most Influential Americans.
The others on the list?
- George Washington
- Thomas Jefferson
- Sacagawea, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
- Abraham Lincoln
- Sitting Bull
- Alexander G. Bell
- Thomas Edison
- Henry Ford
- Wright Brothers
- Margaret Sanger
- Albert Einstein
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Louis Armstrong
- James Watson
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- Muhammad Ali
I posted this comment (below), on the Brit Financial Times site, where I first read this news.
INTIAL COMMENT...(to a 'non-Mac' forum)
"Not everybody might know but for those who have been longtime Apple users, we get a tremendous amount of trash talk tossed our way; what is wrong with those people, I always wondered? Would you expect such judgement for the car you buy? Your brand of shoes? Etc. Now that Apple has proved itself to be a brilliant financial success (and Mr. Jobs passed on), some....i.e. Some people have a more reasonable approach and do wonder what was the 'magic' behind the scenes that made this truly milestone moment in world business and technology. I'd suggest these few points:
1. "It just works," (as Steve often said). i.e. less frustration and great effort to make products intuitive and integrated.
2. "It's now on sale" -- When Jobs announced new software or hardware, you could go buy it tomorrow; not like vaporware...not like Window8 now and all it's previous version...or the MS/Windows first tablet..people talking great or having opinions on a product that won't even be released for 8 more months or something...just crazy.
3. Products are consistently, regularly improved; often at no extra cost.
4. Apple made BOTH the computer AND the software to run it, thus apps fit and worked like hand in glove; this is something I appreciated the most myself...it was like driving a BMW rather than a Ford Fiesta, etc. (or whatever car comparisons you like better).
Thanks for your article. Good to read the news. RIP Mr. Jobs; good work."