If you are commuting on your way to work, what are you using for your music?
- Probably an iPod or your iPhone... Or maybe a cd that you burned off of iTunes
- Probably iTunes, an Apple laptop, or an iPod
- Probably Garageband
- Probably an iPod, maybe the shuffle?
- Probably a MacBook, iTunes AND an iPhone (oh wait, that's me)
- iTunes has also allows artists (famous and not famous) a chance to promote, sell, and offer music to fans. While Apple takes a lot of this profit, I think the music industry has stayed fairly strong in part because of iTunes.
- Many music producers and DJs use Logic Studio as a platform for mixing, editing and creating music; Logic is exclusively for Macs.
I think you get the idea.
While people may knock Apple for trying to be trendy or maybe too user-friendly, it doesn't really matter because hello!, that's the beauty of choice. But I do not think one can deny that Jobs shaped technology for the entire world, and ultimately many peoples' lives. He left an Apple footprint behind, and in essence, truly embodied the branding of Apple. Maybe you don't like Apple - that's okay. Nobody assumes you do, and Jobs certainly did not, but if I leave this earth loving my job and so passionate about what I was doing. Then yea, I know I lived my life right. And so did Steve Jobs.
And I'm not leaving you with a great dance party, but here's a video of Steve Job's giving the commencement speech at Stanford University to the 2005 graduates.