Steve Jobs - You Made Me Love Computers - Thank You!
I was saddened to read of Steve Job's passing. Ironically, I first heard this sad news when I went to pick up my newspaper from the front door. The Vancouver Sun newspaper had a wonderful article about this great man. That said, I did love reading President Obama's comment: "And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented".
I could go on about what a great visionary Steve Jobs was, and delve into Apple's incredibly successful history, but I'd just be regurgitating things I've read. I really want to talk about how Steve Jobs and Apple Computers has affected my life personally.
I'm that "grey area" age. When I was in high school, we had a computer science lab with the most enormous computers you could ever imagine. I used to type of an electric typewriter, and would use whiteout to cover any mistakes. I was born a little too early to really grasp computers. My daughters just shake their head and tell me I have no right to own an iphone, since I'll never figure it out. Well, I bought one anyway, just to prove them wrong. Now if I could just figure out how to do more than send and receive phone calls and texts...
As a designer, I had no time for the grey world of computers. All that computer jargon and "press F1" and it will magically do something didn't interest me at all. However, my world was rocked off its socks when I was introduced to the Mac computer in the 1990's.
What keeps me preaching the virtues of the Mac and Apple products in general? Apple made it simple. Apple brought in pictures and graphics instead of "F" commands. Apple brought in chic, cool, sleek, beautiful designs, and Apple brought in life and colour to the computer world.
Thank you Steve Jobs and Apple Computers for stunning designs and a human touch to the computer world. I am forever grateful