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Posts tagged "Steve Jobs"

How to see the world like Steve Jobs did

My superhero is Steve Jobs. Saying that out loud makes me feel strangely disappointed, because it identifies me as just another sheep in the Apple flock. Since getting my first iMac in 2002 I followed Jobs’ every public utterance, watching every product launch online (including the classic iphone launch in 2007) before heading out to...

Our minds are electrochemical computers which get stuck as we get older

“People get stuck as they get older. Our minds are sort of electrochemical computers. Your thoughts construct patterns like scaffolding in your mind. You are really etching chemical patterns. In most cases, people get stuck in those patterns, just like grooves in a record, and they never get out of them. It’s a rare person...

Did you choose your hero, or did they choose you?

The old adage ‘you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family’ has, I’m sure, resonated for all of us at some time, whether it’s watching a drunken namesake cavorting at the dregs of a wedding or the tumour of tetchy-ness that grows during prolonged Christmas holiday gatherings. This week led me to...