Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Thank You, Steve Jobs
I bought my first Apple computer in 1999, a Bondi Blue G3 desktop - what a beauty it was. It had a matching blue keyboard and tower, and I was so proud and happy to have it. It was my first computer, ever, and while there was a learning curve, I enjoyed it and have been a Mac girl ever since. I'm on my third mac now, a 24" iMac, and have a backup laptop, iPod classic, and an iPad for travel. Next year, when my Droid contract is up, I'll have an iPhone as well. My mac is my business partner in every sense, and without Steve, my life would be very different. He changed everything.
56 is way too young to die, and it looked as if he suffered for much of his medical journey. Steve Jobs lived an exciting and some might say, full life, in his 56 years - he created a revolution in technology, married, and was a father, but he deserved, as do all of us, to reach four score and ten. I wish that you could have beaten this terrible disease, Steve Jobs. I will miss you, and Apple and the world will never be the same without you.
I don't know who to credit for the portrait photo, for which I thank the New York City Apple resource, Tekserve, who has bailed me out of a difficulty more than once. Check them out here.
My pictures of the shrine outside the Fifth Avenue Apple Store, 10/6/11 are here.