I miss steve

As a follow-up to my last post about the Qualcomm train wreck, I was just watching some of this old Apple Keynote from 2003 with Steve Jobs that I found on Don Melton's blog:

There's a very touching moment at the 49 minute mark where Steve shows off an effect in iDVD with Louis Armstrong's It's a Wonderful World as the sound track, and he pauses for a second to say "This is why we do what we do".

Compare and contrast to the segment with Alice Eve, star of the new Star Trek movie, in Quacomm's 2013 CES keynote. It starts at the 18:19 mark and goes on for a few minutes. Alice is not trying all that hard to hide her disdain for the whole thing, not just the show, but also the app she's supposed to be touting. Because it's got no heart, no soul, it's all features and technology with nothing inside.

God, I miss Steve Jobs. I hope you're doing well wherever you are. Please swing by sometime. Would love to stay in touch.

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christiano kwena

Gosh! Someone here misses him too.
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Oliver Nielsen

I miss Steve Jobs as well. No one can do a keynote like he could! Will never forget watching his keynotes. Would look forward to the stream several days in advance. Many have said he could be a real asshole. I think he was just extremely passionate. Regarding the future of Apple, I think it's a bad sign they fired Scott Forstall. He was responsible for iOS and the skeumorphic design direction of Apple apps in recent years. Scott was a hothead like Steve. And he was passionate, like Steve. Steve also protected Scott's position in Apple, despite the fact that Scott and Jonathan Ive despised eachother. Watch Scott's keynote appearances, and you'll see the same kind of passion and charisma Steve had. Not quite as much. But close. Let's hope the company culture Steve created will persist. Will be interesting to see. Oliver
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