Magic of Steve Jobs
Published 09/10/2011 | 05:00
Sir -- Steve Jobs is dead. He was the personification of an extraordinary generation of technical geniuses that utterly changed the world. Such vision, intelligence and tenacity created in little more than two decades a level of excellence that far surpassed anything ever achieved in previous centuries.
In fact the world we now take for granted far surpasses the fantasy of our ancestors, who, yearning for a better world, gave vision to those yearnings through dreaming of wonderlands created by magic in fairy tales.
Apart from presenting us with a world of longevity, pain-free good health, comfort, communication, education, travel, entertainment and numerous lifestyle choices, the two great achievements of technology are ensuring the ability to produce even luxuries as well as necessities in abundance and the elimination of the need for a huge amount of work. We should be celebrating our good fortune to be living in such extraordinary, wonderful times and adapting our economic and social conventions to enjoy such achievement.