Remembering Steve Jobs’ Inspiration

Wow….My wife and I were at a wonderful restaurant in a private room with 8 great friends and business associates in Charleston, SC when the news of Steve Jobs death came across my phone.  Everyone at the table had their devices out reading the news.  Nine out of ten of the devices at the table were Apple products or inspired by Apple products and the 313 patents and thousands of innovations Mr. Jobs inspired during his too short life.  To quote the President, “Steve Jobs put the internet in our pocket” – and with it, the gateway to most human knowledge and connectivity in something that costs about the same as a nice pair of shoes or a good bottle of wine.  I think of four things that stay with me and I think will stay with me for the rest of my life as loyal member of the apple community, which will be forthcoming in subsequent posts.