Steve Jobs (1955-2011): Stay Hungry - Stay Foolish

5 Οκτωβρίου 2011, έφυγε από τη ζωή ένας από τους γνωστότερους οραματιστές της τεχνολογίας των προσωπικών υπολογιστών, ο Steve Jobs.
Ήταν ο ένας εκ των συνιδρυτών της εταιρείας υπολογιστών Apple, πρόεδρος και διευθύνων σύμβουλος αυτής. Αξίζει να σημειωθεί ότι στην θυγατρική της Microsoft (ανταγωνίστριας εταιρείας της Apple) στη Βρετανία, η σημαία της εταιρείας κυμάτιζε μεσίστια, εξαιτίας του θανάτου του Steve Jobs Όπως συμβαίνει πάντα με τους σημαντικούς ανθρώπους, η απώλεια τους γίνεται αφορμή για τα διδάγματα της ζωής τους. Και η ζωή του Jobs έχει πολλά να μας διδάξει.

Ο άνθρωπος που ξεπερνά το φόβο της αβεβαιότητας, ελπίζοντας πως όλα θα παν κατ’ ευχήν, μπορεί κάποια μέρα να γίνει ένας άλλος Steve Jobs. Φτάνει να βρει νωρίς τι πραγματικά του αρέσει και να εμπιστευτεί κάτι ή κάποιον…

Το μήνυμα της ζωής του, διατυπώνεται σε πρώτο πρόσωπο: Και αν ακόμα η ζωή σε χτυπήσει κατακέφαλα –όπως το Steve (πολύ πριν αρρωστήσει), όταν στα τριάντα του τον απέλυσαν από την Apple, την εταιρεία που ίδρυσε στο γκαράζ του σπιτιού του μαζί με το Steve Wozniak–, έχει σημασία: να μην χάνεις την πίστη σου, την αγάπη σου για αυτό που σου αρέσει, να μη βολεύεσαι, να μην τα παρατάς, να ζεις την κάθε μέρα σου σαν να είναι η τελευταία, να θυμάσαι το θάνατο: «Το να θυμάμαι πάντα πως σύντομα θα πεθάνω, ήταν η καλύτερη βοήθεια για να παίρνω τις σωστές αποφάσεις στη ζωή μου», είπε κάποτε ο Steve Jobs (σαν να ήταν Αγιορείτης Γέροντας).

Την αγαπημένη του ευχή την είχε διαβάσει στο τελευταίο τεύχος της «Βίβλου» της γενιάς του, μιας έκδοσης που λεγόταν: «Κατάλογος Όλης της Γης» (Whole Earth Catalog). Εκεί έγραφε: «μείνετε αχόρταγοι• μείνετε τρελαμένοι».

Με αυτή την ευχή θα τον αποχαιρετήσουμε. Steve, ακόμα και στον παράδεισο: μείνε αχόρταγος• μείνε τρελαμένος…
(Σημείωση: Ουσιαστικά, όλο αυτό το αποχαιρετιστήριο μήνυμα, μας το υπαγόρευσε ο ίδιος, κλικ εδώ)
Ακολουθεί η πρώτη διαφήμιση του υπολογιστή Macintosh, που κυκλοφόρησε από την Apple στις 22 Ιανουαρίου του 1984, σκηνοθετημένη από το Ridley Scott. Η ιδέα της - πιο επίκαιρη από ποτέ…

Παρακάτω, η κεντρική διαδικτυακή σελίδα της Apple μετά το θάνατο του Steve Jobs:
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Οι δύο φίλοι: ο Steve Wozniak και o Steve Jobs, που άλλαξαν την πορεία του προσωπικού υπολογιστή για πάντα:
Η σημαία, της εταιρίας Microsoft, μεσίστια στην έδρα τής Βρετανίας:
Ακολουθούν δηλώσεις για το θάνατο του Steve Jobs:
U.S. President Barack Obama
Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.
By building one of the planet's most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.
The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve's wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.
Apple CO-Founder Steve Wozniak
We've lost something we won't get back...
Microsoft's Bill Gates
I'm truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs' death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.
Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.
The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.
For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.
Microsoft's CEO Stece Ballmer
I want to express my deepest condolences at the passing of Steve Jobs, one of the founders of our industry and a true visionary. My heart goes out to his family, everyone at Apple and everyone who has been touched by his work.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg
Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.
Google CEO Larry Page
I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me. He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well. My thoughts and Google's are with his family and the whole Apple family.
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo
Once in a rare while, somebody comes along who doesnt just raise the bar, they create an entirely new standard of measurement.
Apple CEO Tim Cook
Team,
I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
We are planning a celebration of Steve's extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email rememberingsteve@apple.com.
No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve's death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.
Tim
Statement from Apple's board
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.
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