Over the last week and a half, we – like everyone in the tech community – have been thinking a lot about Steve Jobs and his amazing legacy. Since we didn’t post about it on the date we first heard the news, it seems that the date of the memorial service is a fitting date to share our internal commemoration.
From a Mac SE to a clickwheel iPod to an original Newton and eMate, we tried to capture most of Apple’s history from 1984 or so to the present day. (Yeah, we know that Steve’s role with the Newton was mainly to kill it, but hey – it was important and inspired by his work nonetheless.) The most impressive thing about this all was that it all came together via about 30 minutes of high-speed IM chatting as the news was rolling in that Wednesday night. By 9:00 the next morning, we had the whole thing assembled. We even managed to put together a one-day Web tribute within a few hours of the news as well.
It’s been a whirlwind week and a half thinking reflecting on just how much innovation Steve Jobs brought to us all. And it’s been even more inspiring to think about just how much joy he brought along with that innovation. Like many, his lasting work only inspires us more to try and create our own insanely great things, and to remember to always stay hungry and foolish.