Steve Jobs at Home in 1982

 “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose” ~ Steve Jobs

“This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.”

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5 Comments on “Steve Jobs at Home in 1982”

  1. Lichanos says:

    Hi-

    You left a comment on my post about Thoreau and baskets, and I followed it here. Funny thing – my post was originally intended as a reply to the frenzy over “the meaning of Steve Jobs.”

    I know nothing about his biography (and I own none of his products) but I can see how minimalism might have influenced his design aesthetic. On the other hand, I have a hard time reconciling my point of view on consumerism, self-sufficiency, priorities, etc. with the frenzy of Mac users, the posh retail outlets, the prices, the locked-in distribution networks, and the ruthless commercialism of it all. That is, whatever he was personally, I can’t see his firm and its products as anything but an elegant expression of consumerist values.

    My post on this: http://iamyouasheisme.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/steve-jobs-prophet-of-consumerism/

  2. A Minimalist says:

    Hey Lichanos,

    Thanks for the feedback!

    I got to know better steve jobs like 2 years ago when I got into one of the most mediatic videos of him lately (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdmJEwO5qiE) in Stanford. After that i start my opinion about him.

    On is famous apresentations on apple he always talk about is real dream, more than technology, tchno art, vanguard it was make “technology invisible”.

    So I cant find much people that made that possible. We can make “disappear” books, cd’s, dvd’s from hour home (and lowest pricest) more easier after him. And fort that reason he made life more simple, more minimalist : )

    Take Care,

    Daniel C.

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  4. azurelumen says:

    Daniel,

    This image stopped me in my tracks. I am a technology executive, I love technology. I love aesthetics. I am anti-consumerism. I just downsized by 1900 sqft and a three car garage, I took some of the proceeds of that sale and bought my two year old an iPad. I could spend hours trying to justify this to myself or others…but I choose to just accept it as the “quality” that minimalism allows in my life and enjoy it.

    ~Shawna

    http://escaperoot.wordpress.com

  5. A Minimalist says:

    Shawna,

    Well I dont see a big impact between the job and a lifestyle. At least when it comes on Steve Jobs. He had a dream, a vision….that was make the technlogy small as possible, make it invisible. In a world surround with to much publicity, to much gadgets and to much boost time consumers…he made that feeling banish a bit. However i believe in minimalism as style of living I don’t believe in extremes. Seems the balance is the better root. And that includes gadgets also, we are talking other way :)

    Take Care,

    Daniel


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