So, on the last day of the year, here's "one last thing" about him (apparently "one more thing" was his catchphrase in presentations)...the gadgets he presented over the last thirty years did more, and more and more than the teams he pitched them too ever expected.
|Graphic by Jonathan Mak, 2011|
Jobs was a ruthless businessman, but also a meticulous artist who studied calligraphy at Reed College in Oregon, with calligraphy artist Robert Palladino. He studied Zen Buddhism in India and themed his boardrooms after famous artists like Picasso.As one of his Buddhist teachers said, "he infused zen buddhism into his products". Jobs found great ideas -like Xerox's first mouse --and got his team to copy it, but make it better.
Some say that Bill Gates is a better friend, Jobs a better businessman and a friend when he needed you. The interview with them both, as "friends" after Jobs' diagnosis with cancer, is also shown in this short film.Others attest to their lifelong friendship with and devotion to Jobs; still others, from Pixar for example, attest to his ruthless takeover of the company. Yet, many know that Apple (after Jobs left it) was about to be bankrupt---the "second coming of Jobs", as the PBS documentary says, was what changed our world.