The Passing of Steve Jobs

Out of the Blue - Into to Black

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Speaking of "Out of the Blue" ... Steve Jobs connected with me today as the world mourned his loss. In the early evening I smelled roses and turned to see Steve standing there as I worked at my computer. Smiling, he told me he was familiar with me and my website Crystalinks ... and told me to keep up the good work. There was feeling of peace and moving on to something new, though not at this level of conscious awareness. .... Then he was gone and all I could think was ... Wow!

The passing of Steve Jobs is a 'game changer'. He is considered one of the defining figures, and creative geniuses, in the field of technology, which seems to be racing towards some greater destiny that allows us to communicate better and faster. Can you figure out why ... where it is going and who is guiding this ... from physical computers to consciousness (computer) programming?

Steve saw the future and led the world to it. He moved technology from garages to pockets, took entertainment from discs to bytes and turned gadgets into extensions of the people who use them. He told us what we needed before we wanted it.

Living in NYC - there are few people I know who do not have an Apple product of one kind or another, especially with the constant upgrades of products and apps, that would tempt anybody. Once you make the switch, there is no going back.

My first computer, mentioned on Tuesday's blog, the one Z guided me to buy to write the first draft of "Sarah and Alexander" in 1989, was my first and last PC. In 1994 - when it was time to get serious and get online, a friend named Eileen, who does graphics for media and billboards across the city, told me it was time to switch to Apple - and I did - never regretting my choice.

Those were the days people laughed at me for buying a Mac due to its lack of compatibility with PC software and for some time they were right. Yet when others complained about crashing computers, viruses that infected their system - my first Power Mac chugged along until it was time to update to a newer version. Through the years I watched as people switched from PC to Apple - happy with their choice. Many people I know use a PC at work, but Apple products for everything else. It all changes so quickly, that a new product today is 'history' in 6 months, if not sooner.

Most people in my age group don't know that much about computers - just how to turn them on - check favorite places, but for me Steve Jobs and Apple have made this an exciting adventure which encompasses human and computer technologies in the programming of this reality.

Steve was a visionary in his field. He said he wanted to put a "Ding" in the universe - which goes along with consciousness programming to help in a global way not just a personal one ... and so he did. Einstein said that ultimately the universe is simple. That was Steve's philosophy and definitely mine. You may recall that the word 'succinct' is one of my favorites. Keep it simple and fast moving. Never dwell. Either it works or it doesn't.

In the days ahead you will read about the life and legacy of Steve Jobs and will understand who he was and how he changed the world. People will mourn him using one or more of his inventions to communicate their feelings and experiences. The passing of Steve Jobs is an ending in a long line of closures humanity is experiencing and will continue to experience until everything blips out of existence - "Computer end program".

February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs was an American businessman, and the
co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple Inc.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

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The spiritual side of Steve Jobs Karma and Rebirth   CNN - October 6, 2011

Out of the Blue - Fade to Black

A SisterŐs Eulogy for Steve Jobs   New York Times - October 31, 2011
Steve's final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times. Before embarking, he looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them. Steve's final words were: OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.