Remembering Steve Jobs

Some thoughts from Maxwell: There are only a few inspirations that I drew from in founding Apartment Therapy, and one was Steve Jobs work at Apple and Next. Not that I was passionate about computers at the time, but I was deeply inspired by the creative, irreverent, outside of the box spirit that drove the early Apple and which Steve Jobs picked back up when he returned…

I remember being amazed at the whole layout of the first Apple campus, how managers would often hold meetings out of doors and how "management" was an ongoing experiment that sought to mine the best of the laid back California lifestyle and high zen-like standards.

And I remember Ross Perot, deeply impressed by Steve Jobs, saying that Steve would spend as much time worrying about the design of the power cord as he would the design of the computer itself. It was this attention to detail and beauty that separated Apple from the rest of the world.

While I can't hold a candle to that, deep inside the heart of Apartment Therapy his heart is still beating.

From all of us at Apartment Therapy, we send our thanks, gratitude and best wishes to Steve Jobs on his next journey.

Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
Founder, Apartment Therapy

Image: Apple

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.