It’s a mark of the man that (and I’ve yet to actually press the publish button) I can’t seem to get on to the obvious web sites to follow the news. Twitter, for one, seems well-and-truly overloaded, and many news sites seem to be unavailable.
So here goes. Simply to say that I still recall test-driving the first Mac back in the UK in 1984, and sitting there in wonder. We’d seen nothing like it. Most things in IT looked like it from that point on, and most worth using do so to this day.
Simply to say that, while not an Apple user, Apple’s products do actually set the benchmark, and then re-set them again.
Simply to say that he understood so much more about how the future will work than just having cool products to hand, especially with the ecosystems that now connect users together.
And then there’s Pixar: we forget that this is probably the only studio that people look for in the sense of saying “the latest Pixar movie is out, let’s go”. People don’t say that of MGM, or Universal, or Sony pictures, or even Dreamworks. (They do it for Apple’s products too, of course.)
Many, many others will say so much more, and do so with more knowledge, insight and eloquence. But I thought it appropriate to mark the moment. Let’s see if I can publish.