Quite late indeed to write about a man who changed the world with his creations. Steve Paul Jobs is a name that goes down in the history books for what he created and the vision he left for the rest of us! When i came across details of his personal life on how he had to face hardships of walking 7Km to get free meals in Hare Krishna temple, sleeping in friends homes and selling coke bottle for cash. It makes me think he deserved what he achieved for what he endured in life.
Jobs along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula and others—designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. In the 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential ofXerox PARC’s mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Macintosh. He made the computer move away from laboratories and put them in homes of common people. His vision of GUI made use of computer simpler affair.
After enduring a power struggle in the board, his resignation would have been termed as the last we saw of him form most critics. But to this day his story of rise to the top again by establishing NeXT Computer and Pixar (bought by him, previously called The Graphics Group). NeXT was is some way not a great success but Pixar created brilliant animation movies that had great box office success. To name a few A Bug’s Life (1998); Toy Story 2 (1999); Monsters, Inc. (2001); Finding Nemo(2003); The Incredibles (2004); Cars (2006); Ratatouille (2007); WALL-E (2008); Up (2009); and Toy Story 3 (2010). Disney did buy Pixar but Steve was given a 7% stake and was part of the board.
Upon his return to Apple, he turned their fortune around with market dominating products like ipod, iphone and ipad. He turned valuation of $3 per share company to a $300, proving why he is just so awesome. I still remember the first time used a ipod i was amazed as how awesome the UI was and the scroll wheel was amazing experience which to this date i still remember. The iphone was one step ahead paving a boom of the touch phone is the market.
” 3 Apples changed the world
1st one seduced Eve
2nd fell on Newton
3rd was offered to the world half bitten by Steve Jobs “
Not many had the technical know how like him but his eye for detail with respect to how his gadgets look made him stand out. A true visionary who the world shall miss!!
With the sudden burst of “Cloud Computing” in the field technology, a debate rages on whether it is a sustainable approach in the long run. We should go about putting the pros and cons head to head so as to understand if we do need this intriguing tech to make the world a better place.
Steve Jobs announcing iCloud has caused a flutter after Google had previously put in the public domain its plans of the Cloud based operating system – Chrome OS. With it being fully based on the Cloud services it basically does our everyday normal computing in a cloud that is accessible through internet connection. It has put forth the debate about the security of the data and its reliability. Analysts are sceptically about people putting all their vital info in the hands of Google, Apple or any other company for that manner, They feel it’s a high risk to take considering the volume of cyber-crime being high these days!
Cloud based services on one hand offer various advantages of fast and efficient facilities to the customer with so many wonderful applications available to them at the click of a button. Music on the go, Apps up for use, Data back-up instantly etc, the customer has such varied functionalities at their disposal for a price worth thou. Such is the advantages that one would instantly consider it an essential and a dream from some Sci-fi movie but data security is a prime issue and also the availability of high-speed INTERNET connectivity is not available to the majority of the countries. We could say such tech may just about be available to a small percentage of people across the globe (India may have a long wait till it catches up) .
To conclude, I would wait for further advances in the technology so that we can use this multi-facet tool to its fullest but have a rational approach towards the security of data and its availability to the masses!