Steve Jobs died today. And although I never knew him, I'm sad. It's sad that someone who was such a visionary won't be able to give us any more of his ideas. And they were such grand ideas.
My mom and dad were early adopters of Apple Computers. We have had one in my house since I can remember. We had computers before anyone else I knew. My dad loved them. They were his hobby. Darryl sent out this picture a couple of months ago and this was my Dad's response.
If this truly is the earliest model I believe it was 128 K
It was a rare expensive $3500 computer that you just could not purchase
My first "mac" was 512K
It brought us years of enjoyment
And tought us that there was greater good beyond the realm of bill gates and the pc
And note that I did not capitalize the letters on purpose
My favorite game was dark castle
And the evil one was the black knight who was a bear drinking swine that threw bear steins at everyone
I learned excel on that mac
After about the age of 13 we had more computers in our house then people. And they were all Macs.
One of the first purschase I made when I moved away from home was my beloved purple iMac. That computer was beautiful. And it was fast and it did all the things I wanted it too. That is one of the greatest parts about Apple is all you really need to do is take it out of the box, plug it is, start it up and it works. Whether it's an iphone or a MacBook Pro
Now I spent most nights with my latest best buddy, my 13 inch macbook. This is my second one. The first one died after 4 years, lots of sticky fingers and a cup of grapefruit water split all over it. Macs are great, I've been convinced of that since I was 2. Thanks for everything Steve Jobs, you were a genius and you have helped to make my life more fulfilled and fun.
Till Next Time