How did we ever get along before our personal computers?
Hard to imagine, but apparently we managed just fine.
I think we're better off now. Although sometimes I think
the technology overwhelms us. Just too much.
Which reminds me of a lesson I learned from Steve Jobs.
I quickly found that using the computer was easier and more
fun than my old typewriter and notebook & pencil
Not just more productive, but more elegant and polished too.
A beautiful experience. Know what I mean?
Using that sleek little technical marvel felt so good.
Back in 1984, it was exciting! Thrilling! Magic!
Feeling the mouse moving. Hearing the keys clicking.
Watching letters, words, and numbers appear onscreen.
This was Steve Jobs' magic. He made using his amazing
machine appeal to our senses and delight us.
How it felt, looked, and sounded. What pleasures it
reminded us of, and how using it made us feel.
And he did it again and again -- with the Macintosh,
the MacBook, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad.
He made hi-tech beautiful, enjoyable, and satisfying.
He deliberately balanced technology with aesthetics.
"Aesthetics" is Greek for "beauty". So why am I talking
Because when we focus on the "beauty" of our
or next party,
our guests delighted to be there.
It's more than just selecting the right flowers, decor, food,
and music, although they're all certainly important.
It's also the artful ways we assemble them, so they all come together as a satisfying masterpiece.
Steve Jobs' example reminds us to stay aware of
not only how well we plan, or how well our colleagues
perform, but also how our guests enjoy the festivities.
It's more than just making the right selections.
It's being careful that the celebration we create
FEELS exciting, delightful, and fun for everyone.
Just like we felt the very first time we used a Macintosh,
iPod, iPhone, or iPad...
So here's that Tip I promised you:
Choose your celebration's features, and
especially your wedding and party music,
so your guests love its beauty & elegance.