Steve Jobs - You Made Me Love Computers - Thank You!

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Steve Jobs - You Made Me Love Computers - Thank You!

Apple ComputersI 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.

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Thank you Steve Jobs and Apple Computers for stunning designs and a human touch to the computer world.  I am forever grateful

 

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Rainmaker
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Pat Champion
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I'm sure you are in the same class as a lot of individuals who will forever be grateful to Steve Jobs.

Oct 06, 2011 06:27 AM #1
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Sally Weatherley
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Pat - Ah yes, I believe I'm not alone!

Oct 06, 2011 06:30 AM #2
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Tatyana Makarov
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - South Windsor, CT
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Hello Sally,

what a sad, sad news.... I have to tell you that thanks to Steve I really started liking computers (and not affraid of them :)

He was the Best! He changed the world.

Oct 06, 2011 08:51 AM #3
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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I've never used an Apple or Mac computer so I can't relate to that, but that doesn't mean I didn't benefit from his brilliant work.  It's so sad to hear of his passing...so young!

Oct 06, 2011 09:51 AM #4
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Hi Sally, it certainly is very sad to see him pass away so prematurely. He did make a huge impact on the world though.

Oct 06, 2011 10:01 AM #5
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Sally Weatherley
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Tatyana - I so agree.  Maybe it's because I'm more visial than a word person, but the Apple computers are so easy to use.

 Sharon - Steve Job's legecy went so beyond just computers.  Now go to the store and test drive a Mac!  You won't regret it.

Malcolm - Kind of neat that he left such a great body of work behind which has altered the world. 

Valerie - Ouch!  Please don't sew your iPad to your hip - it might hurt.  56 is truly too young to leave this world.

Oct 06, 2011 11:02 AM #7
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Valerie Sagheddu
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Aw...what a sweet tribute Sally. All I can say is......"I love me my iphone!!!

Oct 06, 2011 12:03 PM #8
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Sally Weatherley
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Valerie - I enjoyed your tribute today, too.  All I can say is:  I love my iphone too!!!!

Oct 06, 2011 12:08 PM #9
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
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I wasn't a Mac or apple user but I am enjoying my ipad2 . . . I'll miss the mans vision and optimism ... He was what every CEO should be and he taught many!
Oct 06, 2011 03:45 PM #10
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Hi Sally, Steve will indeed be sorely missed.  My brother has been using Apple products since the original Mac came out in 1984, I just wished it hadn't taken me 26 years to finally come around and wise up to the apple side of things.....I think back now to how much time I wasted on a pc with all the issues I had with them over the years.  Once you go MAC, you never go back....time to wake up and smell the coffee people. 

Oct 06, 2011 03:50 PM #11
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Sally Weatherley
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Susan - I'm still lusting after the ipad2 - it looks like a great gadget.  I think he made sure there were good people behind him to continue on where he left off.  Can't wait to see what's next.

John - Well, what can I say?  Better late than never...  All I know is that my Macs never crash - they just don't, or at least, very rarely.  I'm glad your brother convinced you to go Mac.  They are a true pleasure to operate. 

Oct 06, 2011 04:20 PM #12
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
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Hi Sally...No Question about it Steve made a huge mark in our lives,

I always wanted a Mac but the Business world and Real Estate were Microsoft and still are to some degree. Apple has made inroads there, especially with the iPhone..I have a iPhone 4...and enjoy it.

I am worried Apple will wane with Steve gone with all his vision for us and salesmanship. He showed the world people will pay your price if you give them what they want.

Oct 06, 2011 04:30 PM #13
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Sally Weatherley
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Fred - It's true that the business world seems to revolve around the pc, and many business people also opted for the Blackberry for business, too.  Glad you like your iphone. 

It will be interesting to see where the future lies with Apple, but I think Steve Jobs made sure he had some strong people behind him to carry on.  You said it in a nutshell:  "people will pay your price if you give them what they want".  Too true.

Oct 06, 2011 04:48 PM #14
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
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Great piece Sally and I too can relate to what u wrote. Mt next Apple purchase is the new iPhone as I have the latest iPad and Mac desktop and love everything I know about them and all the new things I learn about them from the 'younger' generation!
Oct 10, 2011 02:50 PM #15
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Sally Weatherley
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Wendy - I still need to add the iPad to my collection.  I like the iphone, but my eye sight is starting to get worse, so I find the little screen hard to read at times.  The iPad would be a bigger screen to see.  Either that or I need to buy glasses!  Yes, the Apple products actually make me feel like a computer whiz, which is pretty ironic.

Oct 10, 2011 04:04 PM #16
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Mary Lou Teague
HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC - Knoxville, TN
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Sally, well written tribute, you said it best when you wrote abut "grey area"...I think that is where we all were at o ne time or the other. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 18, 2011 01:32 AM #17
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Sally Weatherley
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Mary Lou - It's frustrating being in the "grey area" group.  I watch the young people, and they are like ducks to water with computers.  Ah well, I guess we just need to keep persevering.

Oct 19, 2011 05:20 AM #18
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