The Creative Spirit ~ Steve Jobs

5 YEARS AGO TODAY, the iPHONE was introduced by Steve Jobs in S.F.

photograph from the Apple Store in Oaxaca, Mexico.

I just finished reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. It is an amazing read about Steve Jobs, the genius behind all of the Apple products I utilize to express my creative self.

Jobs was an uncompromising, clear headed genius who has changed the world forever. He was NEVER driven by money, but had a vision of finding the sweet spot where art and technology meet. He pushed people work and create beyond what they thought was possible. In the book he states...

"What drove me? I think most creative people want to express appreciation for being able to take advantage of the work that's been done by others before us. I didn't invent the language or mathematics I use. I make little of my own food, none of my own clothes. Everything I do depends on other members of our species and the shoulders that we stand on. And a lot f us want to contribute something back to our species and to add something to the flow. It's about trying to express something in the only way that most of know how...because we can't write Bob Dylan songs or Tom Stoppard plays. We try to use the talents we do have to express our deep feelings, to show our appreciation of all the contributions that came before us, and to add something to that flow. That's what has driven me."

"...They kept evolving, moving, refining their art. That's what I've always tried to do---keep moving. Otherwise, as Dylan says, if you're not busy being born, you're busy dying."