I remember the first time I saw a Mac computer. It was somewhere around 1986. I especially remember how blown away I was that with that computer you could print what was on your screen and it would look the same on the paper as it did on the screen. To that point there were only dot matrix printers which printed whatever internal fonts they had and the print looked nothing like the document on the screen. How amazing I thought, for a computer printout to look the same on the paper as it did on the screen. I got my first Mac soon after.
Some 50 Mac desktops and laptops later I’m still a Mac user and Apple fan. I even owned three Apple Newtons, the predecessor to PDA’s, the iPhone and the iPad.
Thanks Steve Jobs
I was very saddened to hear of the death of Steve Jobs yesterday. He was truly the Thomas Edison of our generation. The products he invented I use on a daily basis and they greatly enhance my personal and business worlds. My desktop is a Mac Mini with two 24 inch screens. My laptop is a 17 inch MacBook Pro. My mobile devices are an iPhone and most recently an iPad. With all of these cool products I create, write, edit and administer my golf web sites. I couldn’t do what I do without my Apple stuff from editing photos and videos to writing golf blog posts to programming HTML, CSS and PHP. I even use my Apple products for entertainment and music production. Used them in my recording studio for nearly 20 years.
Hats off to Steve Jobs for his vision and his passion for creating products which truly benefit people and change the way they live in such a positive way. Cheers to you Steve and thanks for all the cool gear. You’ll be missed and I hope Apple can continue on the innovative and creative path you’ve started.
Well said, Tony. He certainly has had an impact on so many–and an entire industry.
How has his innovation effected me personally? My first memory of using a computer was an Apple IIc. Assignments in college were done in a computer lab entirely equipped with Macintosh desktops. I post this from my iPad, while my son’s doing his math on my MacBook, my wife is working on her MacBook and I talk on my iPhone to a friend of mine on her iPhone. My other son is listening to his iPod, one of many that we own.
I, too, hope Apple can continue with the level of innovation his vision provided.