Not quite 11 years ago, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died at the age of only 56 – a turning point not only for Apple, but for the entire technology industry. His widow Laurene Powell Jobs, to whom he has been married since 1991 and bore their three children for him, now wants to start a new online archive to preserve Jobs’ memory. This was announced by the investors and philanthropist in California this week.
The “Stve Jobs Archive” on the web
The plan for the “Digital Memorial” is still being formulated. The name has already been decided: “Steve Jobs Archive”. Powell Jobs plans to build it in the form of a new website designed and maintained by archivists. A senior historian will collect artifacts, interviews and other materials related to Jobs’ life and digitally process them. There will also be longer interviews with many people who have worked with Jobs, including current Apple boss Tim Cook, Apple’s ex-design boss Jony Ive and many more.
It’s about her “a lot more [seine] Ideas,” Powell Jobs explained in an interview at the Code conference in Los Angeles. Jobs understood how people shape our environment “determines our lives”. This also means that we can change it, question it and expand it, “to produce human progress”.
“Everything around you was determined by other people”
Powell Jobs was referring to a famous statement by Steve Jobs that “everything around you was determined by other people”. That means it can be changed. Because these people aren’t necessarily smarter than you are. “As humans, we have a responsibility to put things back into this reservoir of human existence in a way that we all benefit,” Powell Jobs summarizes.
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Powell Jobs has already revealed some of the content of the Steve Jobs Archive. There are interviews with hundreds of people who have known Jobs over the years. There’s “a lot of material that’s just Steve,” says Jony Ive. It’s about learning how he saw the world. Powell Jobs said Jobs wanted to leave work as artists do. He wanted clarity. She recalled Jobs’ return to Apple in 1997, when he reduced a huge product line to just four devices. He has never had a problem saying “no” to bad ideas – and even to good ideas that don’t fit. It is currently unclear when the Steve Jobs Archive will open.
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