Thursday, October 06, 2011

Hard sell

If you can't decide to laugh or cry, always choose laugh.
It has been revealed that Steve Jobs, founder and former CEO of Apple Computers, is to be laid to rest in a sleek, black, intuitively functional casket in a tasteful private ceremony. Jobs, best known for creating such devices as the Macintosh Computer and the iPhone, left explicit directions in his will as to the design of his eternal resting place. “It should be smooth to the touch—no protruding buttons or handles—with an almost organic feel in the hand.”
and, a statement from Barack Obama:
Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Computers and the only American in the country who had any clue what the fuck he was doing, died Wednesday at the age of 56. "We haven't just lost a great innovator, leader, and businessman, we've literally lost the only person in this country who actually had his shit together and knew what the hell was going on," a statement from President Barack Obama read in part.
I've always admired the capacity that Steve Jobs had to turn a piece of mediocre hardware (iPad/iPhone) and truly abysmal software (iTunes) into gold.  That kind of snake oil is a hard sell.

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