A Fond Goodbye to Steve Jobs-Thank You For The Inspiration

Posted Oct. 7th, 2011 by Daniel J. Cox

As most people already know, Steve Jobs, the amazing creative genius and business man who’s passion has been so inspirational to so many across the planet, including me, has passed from this world to the next. I like so many others will miss his spirit and creative influence.

The man who inspired tremendous greatness.

I have to admit that I wasn’t an Apple fan until 2003. But once I saw the light there was no going back. My reasons for not using Apple computers for my photography workflow were all lthe same lame and unverified excuses that many people still use. Apple. doesn’t have enough software, Apple computers are too expensive, Widows PC’s can do everything a Mac can do, etc, etc, etc. After finally jumping onboard, against my will, I came to realize all these issues where unfounded. When I say against my will what I’m talking about is that I had no interest in switching. Then one day a company approached me to do a project that required I be using the Apple system. I somewhat grudgingly accepted after they sweetened the deal with a free Mac Pro and a Macbook Pro. I gave the Mac Pro to my assistant in the office that had been poking me for several years to switch to Apple. I took the laptop and spent three weeks fighting the change. To be totally honest, the new operating system was different enough that I struggled a bit but most of my frustration was due to me WANTING to find problems and issues. Once I finally started seeing the benefits I started to give  into change and I’ve never regretted it.

So hear’s a tribute to Mr. Steve Jobs who I wish only the best for him and his grieving family.  I’m guessing he was a good father and husband as well for his obvious insistence for keeping his four children and wife out of the incredible media spotlight. I know I will miss the excitement and vision that he was famous for. I can only imagine how hard it must be for his wife and children.

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