"Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
This is the first attempt at writing something like this, so bare with me.
I'm not going to speak of an intimate knowledge of Steve's personal life like many have, nor am I going to proclaim undying love for Apple because I've always had a feeling of indifference towards the company. However, his effect has been one of un-sounded importance to me. New Rising Media was started for the wrong reasons: selfish reasons which I will not go into.
And then something changed. I'd always considered the thought of running the blog, outreaching the grasp of my friends (who probably liked it in the spirit of camrarderie) to be a ludicrous impossibility. But the inspiration to carry on, the ingenuity to maintain efforts through thick and thin, the heart of a winner (if I may be so bold) came from the garage-to-fame life story of changing the world of tech that has ensued from the life of Steve Jobs.
This isn't me saying the idea of changing the world is a sure thing, infact it probably still is a ludicrous impossiblity; but there is nothing to lose in trying. He has been an inspiration in teaching me this, and the fact that a changing of the world (for good and bad) happened in front of my eyes has given me that metaphorical push to better myself: to Think Different.
My deepest condolences to family and friends of Steve, along with the whole Apple universe paying respects just as I am. You will be missed.
Read how the lack of Steve Jobs at the keynote had created a fair bit of iPhone 4S hatred. Bare in mind, this was written mere hours before his death.
I am the Founder and Editor-in-chief of New Rising Media. You can follow me on Twitter @MrJasonEngland.