10 Reasons I Cried When Steve Jobs Died

Sounds too much, eh?

But, yeah, that was true. As soon as I read the news updates on Steve Jobs death, tears were rolling down my face. Well, not that much actually. But on that day, an inspiring figure for me, and for most people, just passed away leaving his legacy.

So here are 10 reasons why I did cry when Steve Jobs died:
1. I am a bit sensitive.
Yeah. I can easily cry when something touching or sad happened.
2. He died right after iPhone 4S was launched.
On the previous night, I watched the live updates on Apple’s iPhone event in Cupertino. The awaited new iPhone was named iPhone 4S, a bit different from expected (iPhone 5). Soon my homepage was changed into iPhone 4S display. Unpredictably, the next day my homepage turned into Steve’s photo. How unpredictable really death is. The iPhone 4S then was said to be “iPhone 4 Steve”. #RememberingSteve
3. I got the news of his death from my iPad.
Well, to dramatize, I will say it is kind of sad to know the creator of the device being used to know the death of Steve Jobs is Steve Jobs himself. Imagine you’re looking at a present from somebody who has passed away, you’re gonna recall your memories with him/her, right?

Best buddies!

Although I haven’t even met him in person, I happen to get inspired by Steve Jobs, a lot. I adore Apple products as well as the figure of Jobs. I simply admire his leadership, creativity, and innovative character. This probably results in the sad and surprised feeling I had when he died until I cried.
These are another 7 reasons:
4. I grew up with Apple.
Well, no, I didn’t use Mac from the very first time I played with computer or browsed the Internet. I just got my first Apple product on elementary school. Since 5th grade (around 2003), I have always wanted an Apple product, especially iPod. All I know about Apple back then was they’re expensive and have damn cool design! Finally I got my first iPod mini in green color when I was in sixth grade. Yeah, the first generation of iPod mini that’ll turn into iPod nano. My first MacBook White was a present for me to write my scientific writing in Junior High School. The latest MacBook I have is MacBook Pro which I bought 2 years ago. Now, my notebook in class is called “Whitey Paddy” (yes, it is an iPad).
5. I listen to iPod.
Jobs really changed the way people listen to music. I got my first iPod in 2004. Since then, I was getting used to Apple product and started to buy another iPods (yeah, I think I was collecting iPods! But, my last iPod was the iPod nano 5th generation).
6. I love Apple’s design.
Apple products always show a simple yet astounding design.
7. I am satisfied with Apple’s service.
I had a classic iPod several years ago. I was using it until one day it didn’t work. I didn’t know what happen. After I brought it to Apple store, they exchanged my iPod into a new one πŸ™‚
8. I like how Jobs’ keynote.
As we all know, he always delivers an excellent keynote speech.
9. His commencement address at Stanford University in 2005 is one of my favorite TEDTalks.
Every words said worth to hear. Just watch it here
10. iSad
#iSad because of “RIP Steve Jobs”, “Steve Jobs”, #RememberingSteve. If you speak Twitter then you’ll understand :p

My Homepage Turned into Jobs' Photo

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma β€” which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

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3 responses to “10 Reasons I Cried When Steve Jobs Died

  1. Hey, Steve Jobs was truly an inspiration. A modern testament to how one man’s will can change the world.
    “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me… Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” – Steve Jobs

  2. Read your post on YOT. Agree that Jobs is very inspirational. He was a true visionary, was able to see the big picture and successfully execute through innovation, passion, responsibility and, worth repeating, vision. Thanks for the post on the Stanford keynote.

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