Three years ago, a dear friend called me around 1AM on a random, unassuming Friday and asked what I was going to work on next. I had received great offers from the usual suspects, I told him. Then I off-handedly mentioned how no one from Apple had gotten in touch.
He thought about it for a moment. “Have you e-mailed Steve?”
At 1:46AM, I e-mailed Steve.
I turned 23 a couple of months ago, and I want to work on things that I can be passionate about. Apple is the only company in this industry still making products that people find inspiring. That they give a shit about.
I could do great things at Apple.
Early the next morning I received a phone call; a couple of weeks later, an offer. I took it without thinking twice, and it was one of the best decisions of my life.
Steve brought a sense of childlike wonder to a crowd of millions. What the world lost with his passing cannot be replaced. But his genius, his vision, and the single greatest thing he’s ever built all live on.
Here’s to the crazy one.