Steve Jobs

I'm not going to sit here and eulogize Steve Jobs -- that's all been done1 and I agree with everyone's sentiments.

Instead, this is how I'll remember Steve's legacy:

Someone in the audience asked him about Michael Dell’s suggestion in the press a few days previous that Apple should just shut down and return the cash to shareholders, and as I recall, Steve’s response was: “Fuck Michael Dell.” Good god, what a message from a CEO!


He said, explicitly: “If you want to make Apple great again, let’s get going. If not, get the hell out.” I think it’s not an overstatement to say that just about everyone in the room loved him at that point, would have followed him off a cliff if that’s where he led.

(via John Gruber)

What a life.





1. Namely from my favorite Apple-focued tech writers: John Gruber, Marco Arment, Ben Brooks, and Jason Snell.