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Here’s To The Crazy Ones


I went to bed last night having watched Dionne Bromfield do a moving tribute to Amy Winehouse, I woke to hear of the loss of Steve Jobs. In truth neither loss was unexpected though both made me feel sad, very sad. The total years of both lives barely adding to make that which one might hope one’s own loved ones might reach.

Looking through the Twitter stream there is a huge amount of respect for what Steve Jobs achieved. As I look around my desk it is littered with Apple products, my garage contains a history lesson for Apple newbies. I don’t consider myself a ‘fanboy’, my phone is an HTC and my monitor is an Eizo, both work better for me than the Apple equivalents although there is a certain something lacking with both.

So, here’s to the crazy ones “you can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, about the only thing you can’t do is ignore them, because they change things.”

I guess today really is the day to wear a black turtle-neck.

“Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it…

“The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented,”

Barack Obama


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