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Quick reflection of a true visionary

October 07, 2011

Quick reflection of a true visionary

Don't want to dwell to much on Steve Jobs  because the overdose of commotion on the internet has been bordering over the top since his death. Yet we didn't want the week to pass by without our own little tribute to the guru of i-cult and a short point of reflection on how his lifetime work has changed and inspired our lives.

There is no doubt that Jobs was one of those "Ilustrados", the type of person that rarely comes  along and changes the course of mainstream society through, not only his inventions and designs but also through imposing his vision of the future….one of the few people that can truly be labelled  a "visionary".
There are infinite things that have been said in the past days since his death, and surely there are many more things that are going to be said, so I will to make this short and sweet. If I had to choose one ability, vision, product, design from Jobs that stands out the most to me above all I believe to have it pretty clear. It is his kind of intrinsic sensibility to connect society with consumer technology….and turn this into an experience. This must be harder than it sounds because he is, as far as i see it, the only sole representation of this. He had that special sense of people and our innate leniency towards beauty, simplicity and solutions. He realized that people like beautiful things, easy things, and things that take us a little closer to the forefront of the future. Yet most importantly he believed that beautiful was doing things differently…and thanks to him at MG-i we believe that the future can be beautiful if we all allow ourselves to Think Different.

We leave you with a historic and rare Steve Jobs - Bill Gates interview in 2007 at All Things Digital 5, where they talk about each others contributions to the technology industry, personal qualities, advice for the future, and really funny jokes about each other.

 

 

 

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