Get well, Steve. We need you!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
"I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to [learn calligraphy]. I learned about serif and sans-serif typefaces, about varying the space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful. Historical. Artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture. And I found it fascinating. None of this had any hope of any practical application in my life. But 10 years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would never have multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it's likely that no personal computer would have them."
Saturday, March 26, 2011
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.
So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
"It will go down in history as a turning point for the music industry. This is landmark stuff. I can't overestimate it!"
- on the iPod and the iTunes Music Store
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Hi Steve sir, I'm a great fan of you. I'm really worried about your health. You are my role model. You are unique and make Apple so unique as you. I will remember your saying "Be Hungry, Be Foolish". I really want to work with Apple. I don't know whether I would get the chance. For sure. You have a good health. Thanks and regards, Pranav
"The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament."
- As quoted in Apple Confidential 2.0 : The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company (2004) by Owen W. Linzmayer
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
"When you're young, you look at television and think, There's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That's a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It's the truth."
Interview in WIRED magazine (February 1996)
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Hey! Thanks Steve for everything you have contributed to the technology world. I can't imagine a world without iPhone, iPad and the Macbooks!! iTunes as well! Congrats on all your success. You deserve it and much more. I love your Keynote sppeches, you present Apple's products really well. In school, we had to write an essay on our favourite speaker, and I chose you. You are an idol, inspiration and a role model for us kids. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Get well soon. Amy J. Smith Sydney, Australia
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Sir u are the only one who has changed this world. U have made me think about the environment we live in. Ur great products is helping this world reach its full potential. Plz sir get well I will see u one day in my life.
“[...] almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”