In my last blog post I spoke about the competition for airtime between the Apple conference being held at 1 PM and Governor Christies announcement for presidency. As expected, Apple brought down Twitter and overran any other news items. That’s not to say all eyes were on Apple, but to point out that we live in an age where gadgets are more important than politics sometimes – for better or worse. What we didn’t know at the time, was the imminent future for Steve Jobs. By the time of this blog entry the world is already aware of the loss and has been inundated with stories of this great inventor and marketer.
I have thought for days what I should write about such an inspirational person for me. The phrase “words cant express” resinated over and over for me. I could not come to a conclusion or a way to get all the words out, so I have decided to share just two tidbits from my life experience with Apple and Steve Jobs. The media will share every other image, quote and historical inventions over the next few weeks.
1985 – My father-in-law came home one night with a computer called a Mac 512k. Having just barely passed a college computer class the year before, It seemed like the most magical thing ever. Mind you, we had to feed a single line of code into a commands feeder that looked like something Eli Whitney invented. And were taught Fortran at the time.
This magical machine mesmerized me and entertained me for hours, days – really a lifetime. That was it. I was an Apple follower for life. I wont lie though, I did drift during the bad apple days when Steve want around, but always new their innovativeness and marketing skills would purvey. The experience that Apple and Steve brought to the computer changed my world and filled a void.
|Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs|