Since you asked:
to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess."
~William Shakespeare, ca. 1595
Yup, that's us.
October 06, 2011
Taking the first bite...
There's an old saying about 'taking the first bite out of the apple' that relates to getting there first, getting the jump on everyone else, and I have always love that Apple's logo illustrates this. Steve Jobs exemplified just that, and we delighted in watching the reveals at his keynotes, and laughed with anticipation when he would pause and say, "Stop me if you've seen this before," because, of course, we knew it would be something that no one had seen before. Something new, innovative, groundbreaking, and so revolutionary that we didn't even know we needed it. It never hurt that these things were so beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted that they took your breath away.
Steve Job's vision for Apple was so complete and reached so far into our futures that I have no doubt he has made provisions to leave more behind than a mere legacy. We move on today saddened, surely, by his passing, but looking forward to Apple's next revelation.