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Steve Jobs – Philosopher and Pal

A lot has been said about Mr. Jobs.   I am concerned about the way he left our world.   I have questions.  This is not about theories or conspiracies.  I am just a bit taken aback.  I know he has been sick, but it seemed so sudden.

I don’t want to rant and steer off course.  But my intuition tells me there is more to the story.  On the positives, Steve Jobs and his vision brought a lot of joy to people’s lives.   I remember how great the Apple 2E was back in the late 1980s.  My fellow elementary school students and I would have fun playing, Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego and Oregon Trail.  I thought it was the greatest thing ever.   The thought of something called the iPad, IPhone, iPOD, iTunes, or iOS was never on anyone’s radar, except him and a select few.   Was Apps in anyone’s vocabulary a few years ago?  How far we have come! 🙂

On the day of his passing, I was fascinated by some of the quotes that came from him.  He sure had a way with words.

One quote that  resonated with me is :

“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.”

This encompasses so much.  Not just Apple.  How many times do we complain and pine over trivial things?  They won’t matter in a day, week, month, or ever minutes from now.   We are in the midst of a spiritual transformation in our world.   Steve Jobs’ passing at a young age is a constant reminder that we need to be positive.  And I don’t mean just thinking positive thoughts.  But we need to actually feel it in our souls.  Life is short but it’s also long enough to do the things we want to do.  And I don’t care how old or young we think we are.  I need to tell this to myself everyday.  I get sidetracked, like we all do, by forces that pull us from our goals.   Sometimes via self-imposed defeat and torture to ourselvess and in contrast, challenges arrive beyond our control.  That is where we need to believe in ourselves and achieve all that we want to achieve.  Do not let society, the media, the dark forces, or negative people bring you down.   Look out for yourself and surround yourself with the good in the world.  There is a lot more than we realize.   We all don’t have to be millionaires, have large mansions,  expensive boats, and drive over-priced cars.   But we all have the power to be happy and be succesful.   Steve Jobs is a testament to that.  There are stories everywhere that inspire us.  And you are rarely going to find that in network news and brainwashing sitcoms.   A huge start, would be for us to look out for each other and spread love.  I see it’s already happening.   Find your success.  Find it within.  Believe.   Best!

 

 

 

 

Spotify [Android App Review]

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First off, what is Spotify? Spotify is a Swedish music streaming service. Yup, yet another music streaming service but it is not your typical one like Pandora, Last.fm and many others. Spotify has a music library containing over 15 million tracks and are always working on adding more. You can get access to the service from your PC, Mac, home audio system and cell phone. The service started in Europe in 2008 and amassed 10 million users by 2010. It has build relationships with major and independent record label including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.

Stalemate negotiations with US record labels kept the service out the United States until July 14th, 2011. I love beta testing as I might have mentioned before so I jump on it. And WOW! Where have you been baby!!? This service is amazing.

Now let me tell you about the Spotify Android app.

You can go download the app but to use the service on your phone, you will need a premium account at the tune(clever right?) of $9.99/month.

Once you’ve done that, login with your credentials and land in music heaven.

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