“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
– from Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address in 2005
Thank you, Steve. For showing us that there is still magic in an industry dominated by processing speed, chip sizes and wires. For having the vision to create products that literally light up people’s eyes when they see them. For giving us products that don’t fall over themselves in the market, trying to be louder than the rest, clamouring to be bought. For filling the world with so much colour, by only using black and white.
For reminding us time and time again that no matter how much the world transforms and advances, there will always be beauty in simplicity.
Rest in peace.