All men have need of the gods…said ancient Greek author Homer in the Odyssey. As American computer entrepreneur and inventor Steve Jobs traversed the road from Geek to God he became part of his own creation story. He was on the ground with the rise of the personal computer and revolutionized his chosen industry. He rocked the music and business worlds by introducing the iPod to listen to iTunes. He enhanced business by catalysing the smart phone revolution with iPhone. And, he created an entirely new category of product with the iPad. A great deal happened in between it is suffice to say. Jobs became over three decades completely self-effacing, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. His vision was always long term, which a lot of people find difficult to support. Good for him that he found multi millionaire Mike Markkula to provide funding for incorporating Apple. Steve Jobs has left a great legacy to the world.
Carolyn McDowall FRSA has gained considerable experience and business acumen in her professional career. An independent cultural and social historian, Carolyn is an interior designer by trade. She has been involved in the creative sector for over thirty years in Australia; completing interior design projects, creating and producing innovative corporate and not-for profit (social profit) community events. She has over that time continuously conducted independent research , while designing, developing, and producing educational art and design history programs in conjunction with renowned specialist colleagues.
During the 1790’s a debate on the ‘picturesque’ landscape raged, ending up having little practical application at all; its exponents supported an aesthetic, which included overhanging crags, swiftly flowing streams, gnarled oaks, and tortuous paths. This was in the main not acceptable to the majority, who wanted to enjoy looking…