Jony Ive: 'I think about Steve every day'

From "Jony Ive on What He Misses Most About Steve Jobs" posted Monday by the WSJ Magazine:

I have barely thought about Steve’s death.

My memories of that brutal, heartbreaking day 10 years ago are scattered and random. I cannot remember driving down to his house. I do remember a hazy October sky and shoes that were too tight. I remember afterwards Tim and I sat quietly in the garden together for a long time.

Since giving Steve’s eulogy I have not spoken publicly about our friendship, our adventures or our collaboration. I never read the flurry of cover stories, obituaries or the bizarre mischaracterizations that have slipped into folklore.

 But I think about Steve every day.

My take: A loving memorial. Very good on Jobs' curiosity ("ferocious, energetic and restless") and on the quality of Steve's though processes...

His rigor and tenacity set a dizzyingly high bar. When he could not think satisfactorily he would complain in the same way I would complain about my knees.

5 Comments

  1. Peter Kropf said:
    A really beautiful memorium from a friend of a friend.

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    October 5, 2021
  2. Bart Yee said:
    I was really moved by what Ive said about his friendship and relationship with Jobs. Would that we all could experience that at least once in our lives. Some day Ives and others will write about that more in-depth in a book.

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    October 5, 2021
  3. Arthur Cheng said:
    Couldn’t believe that it has been 10 years already. His impact on the World is all around us. I, like many on this forum, rode his coattail to a financially secure position. I think of him all the time.

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    October 5, 2021
  4. Robert Paul Leitao said:
    No words. Only those two words.

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    October 5, 2021
  5. Hugh Lovell said:
    I attended the memorial for Steve that was held in the center of the Infinite Loop campus. It was so packed with people that the wifi and cell networks were overloaded and useless. The single best part, for me, was Ive’s contribution. Beginning with talking about ideas and their power, continuing with stories about switching hotels after checking in, the talk gave a view into a long and private friendship that both found very rewarding. I believe there’s video on Apple’s site.

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    October 5, 2021

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