Mere words cannot describe how much I, and the rest of the world will miss you, you were truly one of the greatest visionaries of my day. This is probably the 16th time I've tried to write something thoughtful and I've come to the brilliant realistation that all that needs to be said has already in what must be the greatest ad of all time, Apples "Think Different".
You leave with us today a message you wrote us 14 years ago:
"Hereâ€™s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently. Theyâ€™re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you canâ€™t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song thatâ€™s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
We make tools for these kinds of people.
While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
I think I'm gonna cry