Many of us are still feeling the effects of Steve Jobs’ death. In case you were living under a rock, just last Thursday, one of the most innovative men to ever grace this Earth, died.
He was a great man – obsessed with perfection and determined to always deliver his absolute best. Sounds like some of the boys I meet on Oxford Street.
He was the man that brought us the iPhone, the tool that paved the way for Grindr, which effectively revolutionised the way gay men hook-up, have sex, and fall in love.
While he may not have been known as a personal philanthropist, Bono has said that he and Apple were one of the largest corporate sponsors of the HIV/AIDS research and treatment charity, (RED).
Apple was also one of the first large corporations to encourage LGBTI youth that “It Gets Better” as part of the Trevor Project, and were quick to squash any discriminatory App that happened to seep through the cracks of the Geniuses at the Apple Store.
And let’s not forget that he also made gay man Tim Cook his successor and CEO of one of the most powerful companies in the world.
I think it’s only when someone dies that you really look back at their lives and realise how much of an influence one person can have on the world, and how much they have truly contributed to different areas of society.
While Jobs may have not have been on the streets waving the rainbow flag, I like to think he was working behind the scenes to make this world a more ‘user-friendly’ experience for all of us, and I don’t just mean through technology.
Finally, let’s not forget that any man that can rock the same turtle-neck for most of his life and still look fab, even when turtle-necks aren’t fashionable, has some serious balls.
Steve Jobs iWill miss you…
Sent from my iPhone
By JESSE MATHESON