I turned on my USA Today’s app on my iPhone as usual last night. Then, I heard the news: One of the founders of Apple, Steve Jobs, passed away.
Steve Jobs was the modern day’s Beethoven in terms of influence. The world would be a different world without Beethoven’s music. It’s rare to meet someone who hasn’t heard of “Fur Elise” or “Moonlight Sonata.”
Today, the world has changed because of Jobs’ innovative products. I felt so sad. We lost someone who was talented and gifted and who contributed so much to the late 20th and 21st century modern technology.
Many people come and go, but some leave a void no one can fill. Steve Jobs was one who left behind a world of innovation and excellence. I have always admired his leadership and his creativity. It would be hard to live a day without using his inventions; The iPod, iPhone and iPad have become an important part of our lives. These are the first things we turn to the moment we wake up.
Also, he was the first to integrate the mouse with a commercially produced computer . Think about that for a minute. Thousands of applications in the iTune store wouldn’t exist without his pioneering work. We have so much to thank him for.
One lesson Steve taught me well: Strive for excellence. Dream the undreamable and reach for the unreachable. He also taught me to serve my customers/piano students with dedication and passion.
My friends, have you raised your standard of piano playing today?
Steve sure inspired me to become a better piano teacher and deliver better services.
Steve, many will miss you. May the peace and grace of the Lord be with Laurene, your family and loved ones.