Posted on October 5th, 2012
I can’t believe it’s already been a year.
And, one year later, I don’t have much more to say. When I wrote that piece in August 2011, I was already fearing the worst. Jobs made us reexamine our expectations from PC manufacturers and even companies in general. Apple might still be the financial juggernaut it was when Jobs was alive, but it will never be the same. This is a man that made me feel like it’s OK to like computers, you can still be cool. There is no one leading a tech company today that ignites the same passion in people and the tech world is worse for it. In fact, I tend to think there is only one other person in tech today that I feel can truly communicate Job’s ideas.
Before I get into this next bit, MacWord is excused.
I’m wholly disappointed with most of the good Apple news websites today. Their brief posts marking the anniversary of Steve Job’s death, most are reporting “Apple Marks One-Year Anniversary…” as if this was some piece of news. I would be sincerely more interested in what they had to say about Jobs or about Apple one year later. It bothers me to no-end this counts as “reporting” today. This is such an important date for the Apple community (and maybe I am expecting too much) but I simply felt that it deserves more than a link to the Apple website and showing what Tim Cook has to say. I can do that myself. You have a voice and a platform – use it.