An inspirational man has recently left us, kawan kawan. I assume everyone knows who he is. Switching on my Apple computer on that sad day, the image of Steve Jobs in his iconic black polo and metal framed spectacles, with the years 1955- 2011 caught my eye. He was only 56. But in his short life, he has revolutionised how the world would use the computer, listen to music, talk to friends and family and watch movies. True to his philosophy, his obituary page on the Apple site only had his picture and the years of his birth and death. A picture speaks a thousand words, Jobs would have told you.
This adage and concept is what made Apple so user friendly even amongst toddlers. Ask my 5 year old how to get into any Application on my iphone and she’ll tap the relevant image.
There are very few inspirational people in this world that really make a difference. I guess it is in the différence that make these people inspirational.
I also really admire Nigel Slater. Slater influenced how British ate and still eat. He even made food sexy. Toast, the movie, starring Helena Bonham Carter as Slater’s step-mother and arch rival, depicts his life story. Here, watch the trailer:
Today’s post isn’t about food, kawan kawan. I will make this an exception. Today’s post is about sharing my sadness that one very important man has passed. I would like to share with you a speech he made to students at Stanford University.
I am so inspired by this man who lived every day of his life as if it were his last. What a way to live because then every moment is precious, every moment is lived in love and every moment in inspiration.
I would like to make a toast to both Jobs and Slater for being the inspiration in my life…. Salut les fils!