Steve Jobs
11 October, 2012
Steve Jobs

Let’s for a change talk about human beings instead of politics! Aren’t we all tired of those abusive political shenanigans? Enough folks, enough! A genius died last year on October the 5th, and the year of 2011 was blackened for the planet. Literally! Amazing, but the world is still shedding tears for Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs – an American entrepreneur who is best known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc.

He is the man who had

pioneered the personal computer revolution in the world. Some revolutions are lovable, aren’t they? And they are embraced by the entire humanity with an adult sense of indispensability on the one hand and an unrestrained childish delight on the other. Just think of our beloved I-phone and of how much we all want to have it on us at all times and ubiquitously! ‘Elementary my dear Watson’! If anybody has ever deserved to be nicknamed Global Citizen or Man of the Planet, the darling of every generation of the peoples of the world Steve Jobs is definitely the one. Steve Jobs! Who could’ve thought that even the kids of this far-removed-from-America land of Georgia would have mournful regret in their pristinely adolescent eyes at hearing that Steve was no longer around, having succumbed to the incurable disease. Isn’t it funny that he had not found some high-tech cure for the virulent malady? Funny because he had impressed us as omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent a being! He definitely knew much, positively could do a lot and was truly everywhere in our life. Steve changed our lives in an amazing way and did this literally before we all could say Jack Robinson. He made such an indelible trace on our minds and everyday routine that going back to where we had been without him seems utterly preposterous and absolutely unimaginable. Why am I saying all this the day of his all-frustrating death’s one-year anniversary? Whatever I can say about Steve might very well be already said many times, so why additional words? I am doing this because I am dreaming at this lugubrious moment of Steve’s memory, and I want to infect all of you with the same train of thoughts that tickle my mind and fill my heart. ‘I have a dream’! Yes I do! I want the world to be made better with shrewd and intelligent help of humans like Steve Job because the world needs immediate innovation, which in Steve’s words, distinguishes between a leader and a follower. And the actual change could only be brought around by leaders like Steve who take wisdom to the utmost of its appreciation. Wasn’t it Steve Jobs who said he would trade all his technology for an afternoon with Socrates’? I have never known of a better way of humanization of our technologically runaway civilization, gradually forfeiting most of its humane features. I am dreaming of the time when the fates of people will depend not on outrageous decisions of the politicized part of the world but on noble geniuses like Steve Jobs who are giving more to the world than taking from it. I am dreaming of Steve’s rebirth and I want to believe in his reincarnation into the same wonderful man. Is this very funny? Oh, let me dream for goodness sake!

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