Thank you so much, Victorine, it's very interesting. Just allow me to insert an extract :
"I remember sitting in his backyard in his garden one day and he started talking about God. He said, â€œSometimes I believe in God, sometimes I donâ€™t. I think itâ€™s 50-50 maybe. But ever since Iâ€™ve had cancer, Iâ€™ve been thinking about it more. And I find myself believing a bit more. I kind ofâ€“ maybe itâ€™s â€™cause I want to believe in an afterlife. That when you die, it doesnâ€™t just all disappear. The wisdom youâ€™ve accumulated. Somehow it lives on, but sometimes I think itâ€™s just like an on-off switch. Click and youâ€™re gone.â€ He saidâ€“ paused again, and he said, â€œAnd thatâ€™s why I donâ€™t like putting on-off switches on Apple devices.â€ "
If there was an afterlife, Steve Jobs would know now for sure. But if he really had said the odds of God existing were 50-50, then there seems to be not so much wisdom which could have been lost, and the off switch is not that pernicious as it's cracked to be.
There are three apples which have changed the world: Adam's and Eve's apple, Newton's apple and Steve Jobs' apple. The first one is a myth, the second one perhaps, but the third one is reall. I see it on my MP3 player everytime I go jogging.
(excerpt from a review of LinkedIn) "I Stalked Steve Jobs (And How To Get A Meeting With ANY VIP) I was a young CEO and I needed answers. Steve Jobs had them. There was only one thing to do. So I sent a FedEx letter. Then I sent another. Then I started calling. Then I sent another FedEx, and called some more. Finally, after 7 FedExs and 12 phone calls, Steveâ€™s assistant said he wanted to talk with me. â€œYou keep sending FedExs and calling. So letâ€™s end it. What do you want?â€ Steve said, with his characteristic charm. â€œFive minutes of your time. I really admire your accomplishments and as a young CEO I have a few questions no one else can answer.â€ â€œBring a timer.â€ â€œI will. Ohâ€”and thanks.â€ He had already hung up. ..."
...and Snow White's apple... and The Big Apple... ..and Apple Records...
If we ennumerate all the apples which have appeared in literature, fairy tales, mythology and business world, we won't be finished in two days. Instead, let's concentrate on the most important ones that had groundbreaking impacts.