Saturday, 8 October 2011

Rest in peace, Mr.Jobs

 I was around 16 when I first got my iPod shuffle. My older brother was studying in England that time and when he came to visit us during his holidays; he brought me this tiny gadget iPod which at that time seemed ‘waste’ to me. It took me around a month when I finally opened up the packet, when I read the manual to check what it was all about. From that day onwards, I still have that iPod shuffle with me but now possess iPod nano chromatic and iPod video classic as well and I’ve never looked back. And finally when i woke up early on 5th october that I learned about Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs’s death.

Let me make it very clear that I am not much of a tech savvy and when I got my first iPod, I did not really know what to do with it. I had already heard about it, Apple and Steve Jobs from my brother, friends, news and of course the internet but I was still very much unfazed. I never really liked having new cell phones, laptops, cameras etc (I still don’t by the way) and even though it’s great if you have one of those cool things but that’s never been the case with me. It was always like having them when there was need. Yes, I did not consider laptops, computers, and cell phones as ‘The needs’. Even my very own PS2 and Xbox 360 don’t faze me much, I don’t play on them that much either but there was something about that little iPod shuffle that made me have Nano and iPod video classic as well. I have always loved music but have never used any gadget for it. I never bought any radio, cassette recorder, mp3 player for it. But having that iPod made me their fan and especially that of Steve Jobs.

I still maintain that I don’t know much about gadgets and even Steve jobs except he was an orphan who was adopted, he never graduated from any university or that he was fired from his own place that he created and I think anyone who is not tech savvy like me and still use their products, may know this because it seems pretty basic now. And this is just another great perspective about how us folks who don’t know much about gadget having to buy and be a fan of something that is so much user-friendly. That characteristics instilled in those gadgets made us their fan.

So, when I learned that Steve Jobs died because of pancreatic cancer, I too was sad but at the same time I admired how he fought the same disease earlier. But He is no more and May God blesses his soul now. Earlier I read somewhere that He was 21st century’s “Thomas Edison” and for some, this maybe a bit too much but I do agree with who ever coined the comparison. He truly was a great visionary, the world have lost. I now hope Apple continues the success they are enjoying and provide us with more gadgets that changed the way we live. Salute to Mr.Jobs,rest in peace.

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