Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs' Legacy

Steve Jobs' legacy is one of continually, relentlessly building beautiful, useful things that anyone could use and love to use.

Because of his efforts, the tools that I use every day are the best possible tools. Celebrities can't buy a substantively better computer than the one I use every day. Heads of State can't own a better smartphone than than the one I use every day. That egalitarianism of technology is a wonderful legacy. It may have been the case without Steve Jobs' hand in it, but what he also brought was a craftsman's perspective. He didn't want to build adequate things. He wanted to build beautiful things.

I hope he continues to be an inspiration, because we'll not see his like for a long time.

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