Wednesday, October 5, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

Chris and I are nerds.

We are Mac enthusiasts, who, after keeping each other updated (via our iPhones) all day about the iPhone 4S announcement yesterday, debriefed and shared our opinions over dinner.

We use Macs almost exclusively in our home and even registered for an iPad on our wedding registry. (Dream big, or go home.)

Today Steve Jobs passed away, and for me it was a rough realization. Look, I have never met the guy, but his dreams and passions affect many parts of my day. If you've met me, you know that I am never without my iPhone. Also if we've hung out for a few minutes, you'll know that I love all things Pixar. This man and his work gave me Monsters, Inc. AND Facetime... come on, that's huge! He was a man who changed the world, I believe, for the better, although others may not agree. He is a man who left us too early.

I hate cancer. I have had to say goodbye way too early to way too many. Steve was only 56 years old. That's younger than my dad. My thoughts and prayers go out to Steve's family and to a company that needs to pick up where he left off. That's a big load to carry without your magic man to lead you.

I think this video gives you a good window into what he would like to leave us each with.

Stay hungry. Stay foolish.