I never thought Apple would be able to continue making the same quality of exceptional products without Jobs, but it continues to surprise me.
I was going through the archive of Daring Fireball by John Gruber, when I came across this – beautifully captured how Jobs had a maniacal focus – but only on things that were worth focusing on.
Surely, my mind raced, surely he has more than one pair of those shoes. He could afford to buy the factory that made them. Why wear this grass-stained pair for the keynote, a rare and immeasurably high-profile public appearance? My guess: he didn’t notice, didn’t care. One of Jobs’s many gifts was that he knew what to give a shit about. He knew how to focus and prioritize his time and attention. Grass stains on his sneakers didn’t make the cut.
We won’t have another one like him.