This One’s For Steve Jobs

You can sit at home reading your news feed and turn your nose up at all the Facebook and Twitter comments, and say “who care it’s just the apple guy.” But that would make you wrong. Steve Job’s was as Barack Obama said “a visionary” and he will be missed. To deny that Steve Jobs has not had an effect on the world would be like denying your own existence. Job’s envisioned people’s connection to technology and knew that as the world advanced people would need tools to help them better relate to the world. We can thank him for more than touch screens and ipods, but rather for understanding its WHY people do things that matters. You cannot deny Steve Jobs benefited from consumerism but he saw that what people wanted was a better way to do things, a simpler way, that in the end people are all the same, we all want and need the same things. Everyone is a daughter or a son and needs freedom of information and education. Yes an ipod is a better way to listen to music; but what is music, music is feeling its information and freedom and beliefs. Apple technology is more than just some new toy or status symbol, it has literally changed the way we view the world. And for that Steve Jobs I say thank you.

I have been working on this piece for a few months. It started out as a poem, but has ended up as a graphic image. I was trying to convey my relationship with my laptop and how this relationship is similar if not more reliable than any boyfriend I’ve ever had.


“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works. The design of the Mac wasn’t what it looked like, although that was part of it. Primarily, it was how it worke…d. To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it’s all about. It takes a passionate commitment to really thoroughly understand something, chew it up, not just quickly swallow it. Most people don’t take the time to do that.” Steve Jobs

~ by rachelhurvitz on October 6, 2011.

2 Responses to “This One’s For Steve Jobs”

  1. manonmona reblogged this on Espacio de MANON.

  2. Beautiful artwork filled with wonderful iNspiring words! 🙂

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