Marc Nijdam

Mental pressure relief valve

Steve Jobs 1955–2011

I don’t even know how to express myself here, except that I feel the need to honor the man. I’ve been a developer, manager and technologist for almost 20 years. I never met Steve, nor was I that much into Apple products until about 5 years ago, when dabbling with iOS turned into a passion for mobile applications again.

I’ve since then come full circle. I’m proud to be a near full-time developer again, feel honored to target and use products that were built, née crafted by a team of people that care deeply about design and build and delivery excellence. All led by a visionary with a drive that I can only aspire to live by.

Thanks for bringing me full circle Steve. Your legacy lives on in our every day lives as users, companies, leaders, and developers. You didn’t just “make a ding in the universe”, you made a ding in each and every one of our lives and made it better.

My sincerest condolences to Steve's family, friends and colleagues.