This week’s mashup continues to witness the outpouring of love and tribute to Steve Jobs with minor apologies to those of you who have told me you’re tired of it. Mourning is a process. We are in it.
Best Words – Steve Jobs, The Secular Prophet “That bitten apple was just one of Steve Jobs’s many touches of genius, capturing the promise of technology in a single glance. The philosopher Albert Borgmann has observed that technology promises to relieve us of the burden of being merely human, of being finite creatures in a harsh and unyielding world. The biblical story of the Fall pronounced a curse upon human work—”cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.”
Best Images – The Obituaries Steve Jobs Would Have Loved by Kit Easton. Every picture tells a story, story. Fast Company’s does a great job of curating here. These pictures rip right through the heart of the creative and tech communities that feel the loss so personally and want to celebrate the man’s life and gifts to us.
Not Just for Designers – Apple’s Impact on Healthcare – LeAnna J. Carey, our healthcare editor, captured Jobs’ impact on whole industries in her piece mHealth – Making Steve Jobs Proud providing a great snapshot of the innovations Steve Jobs and Apple have enabled in healthcare.
Double Entendre – Do “Jobs” takes on new meaning? Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that the steady media and political drumbeat of the word “jobs,” the very unit of measure, that declares what is missing in our economy, that is repeated every minute of every hour, that, according to a new study from Gallup CEO Dan Clifford, represents the new American (and probably every other countries) definition of the American Dream is of course…Steve Jobs’ last name. What we need, what we want, what we must create to be truly vibrant, is of course jobs — inextricably, linguistically, linked forever to the founder of Apple.
Julie Anixter is Chief Innovation Officer at Maga Design and the managing editor and co-founder of Innovation Excellence.