Thursday, October 6, 2011

Our Generation's Alexander Graham Bell

Early Steve Jobs, courtesy of
By education I am a engineer twice over, once in computer and the second in electrical engineering.  When I finally sat down with my husband last night after a long day for both of us for some time together, he promptly informed me that Steve Jobs had died.  I didn't believe it, matter of fact, I still have a hard time believing it. 

The man who brought us the apple computer and then proceeded to revolutionize how we live, work, and play with our the modern day gadgets of the iPAD, iPhone, and iPod will stand out in our history with the likes of Alexander Graham Bell.  There probably won't be any mathematical theorems named after him like the Pythagorean theorem that we all learned about in high school geometry class.  (Thanks Whit!), but through his ingenious thoughts we are a more connected society, for better or worse. 

Steve Jobs challenged us all to be more creative in our thinking.  Few of us ever knew him intimately, but he has touched our lives in some way and I thank him for his great contribution to technology.  While I am not an apple fanatic like some, I appreciate his ingenuity and realize that I probably would not have my Google Droid phone today if it wasn't for the iPhone. 

My heartfelt condolences to his family in this time of mourning, but he is in a better place now delivering the iPhone G to the Big man himself.  (iPhone G = God's Phone)


  1. I didn't believe the news when I first heard it either. It's strange to think about how different the world would be today if it weren't for him.

  2. Thoughtful words. He will be missed. I have an old Mac, my first home computer, sitting on the back counter from where I am working now. My Xboxer son still plays some of the games on it ;)

  3. I was also surprised to learn he had passed. Thank you for taking a moment to recognize him.


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