George Lucas: Steve Jobs saw “true potential in everything he touched”

The news that Apple co-founder and technology titan Steve Jobs passed away yesterday. The news was hard to miss last night, and while I generally try to stay away from posting ‘real’ news here on Club Jade, I couldn’t let it pass without some mention.

Jobs’ connection to Star Wars is tenous at best – he bought Pixar from George Lucas for $4M in 1986. Lucas said in a statement, “The magic of Steve was that while others simply accepted the status quo, he saw the true potential in everything he touched and never compromised on that vision. He leaves behind an incredible family and a legacy that will continue to speak to people for years to come.”

I’ve been using Apple products since 1999, and much of the site you see here was produced on them in one way or another. Whether or not you’re a fan, it’s hard not to admit that the Apple Jobs created and later revived has been a driving force in technology and pop culture. Thanks, Steve.

2 thoughts on “George Lucas: Steve Jobs saw “true potential in everything he touched”

  1. Mike MacDonald

    My day yesterday: Apple Event download. Edited Disney Vacation on my iMac using iMovie. Listened to MacBreakWeekly on iPod.

    He’s been a big influence on my everyday life.

  2. Bardan Jussik

    I work all day on an iMac and go home and do a bit of browsing etc on my iPhone/iMac.

    Simply put he worked hard to make everyday technology a joy to use. Not many people will achieve what he has.

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