I think about Pascal’s premise that “le meilleur est l’enemie de le bon.” and I think about the premise in Don Norman’s “The Invisible Computer,” that, in effect, “good enough is good enough.”
Today, I’m thinking that Steve Jobs showed us that the world doesn’t have to be that way.
Certainly, in the days to come, eloquence far surpassing my shrill scribbles will encapsulate his legacy and genius. Yet tonight, as I sit in this yuppie steakhouse in Stamford, CT, and drink perhaps one too many bourbons (for in my family’s world view, tragic deaths require whiskey), I relish the “insanely great” inspiration he’s given us…and me. Where Nils Lofgren called Keith Richard his “main inspirer” in his song “Keith Don’t Go,” I see Jobs as that sage to me.
Requiescat in pace, Steve.