Steve Jobs, 56. To a 20-25 year old person that seems like a long time, but in fact he died young. To be honest I did not know of Steve Jobs until the last few months. I have read of his innovations and ideas. He was also a college drop out, but his brain did not ‘drop out’. I am amazed at reporters, (there are just too many of them looking for ‘the big story’) the man cannot rest in peace, let’s dig up anything odd, or bad about him and pass it across the world.
I hate it that he did not get along with his natural father. I hate it that he did not own up to his daughter for a little while, but I will remember him for what he accomplished in Apple. His amazing leadership created so many things that made life better, or easier for many folk.
(To tell the truth I have never used an IPOD or an iPhone)
I think some folk just want to feel like they are making him human, but to his close friends and family he was human, flesh and blood. Bruises, cuts and headaches like the rest of us. I respect anyone who comes up with the ‘ORIGINAL IDEA’. THE FIRST ONE TO DO SOMETHING. Many folk can copy and improve but not many are original, that is the trick.
I can draw Snoopy, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Dick Tracy etc. Millions can do that. But the ones who count are the ones who drew the first ones, and created characters for each. So much so, that today they are as big as life.
My sister Kat and her husband S.A. (Dick) Lankford.
I knew them when they had no elec. or plumbing in their house. I stayed with them in a one room trailer.
Yep, I had a Brother in Law who was as close to a Great man as I ever ever known. With a 6th or 7th grade formal education, he studied, worked, read and planned until he was at ease speaking to the NYC City council. He was comfortable brokering buildings on Long Island and NYC. Solving problems in Canada and establishing schools. He arranged trips and purchases over the globe but he was satisfied when Kat would cook pinto beans on top of a kerosene heater. He was satisfied driving an older car and sleeping in a tent. He was a very good golfer they say(I walked a course with him twice), but would rather be in a boat fishing for Crappie(I fished with him for hundreds of hours).
I have known many good men. My Dad, brothers, my other brothers in law, and many more, but Dick was the closest to greatness that I have had the privilege to meet, and to us he was just Dick, a fun loving man.
So I am sure, to many Mr. Jobs was just Steve. Someone misses more than just a man who was innovative, someone loved him. Not for his wealth, but because he was a son, husband, dad,brother or close friend.
So R.I.P. Steve Jobs.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
-- George Bernard Shaw
Car of today:
Today it is a 1949 Chevy truck waiting on the steam engine. Too cold to put pennies on the track today in this picture.