I was sad to hear of the passing of Steve Jobs. Ever since I was three we have had a Apple Computer in our house.
From the Apple //+, Macintosh Plus, iMac, iBook and the MacBook Pro I am currently writing this post on, Steve certainly had a direct effect on most of my life and currently provides a conduit to my lively hood as a web designer / developer.
And while I know we will survive after his passing. I can’t imagine what our tech life would be without his influence. I will certainly be wearing my black turtleneck tomorrow (I own three).
I recently listen to a NPR fresh air interview from 1996 while he was still the CEO of NEXT and PIXAR and well before the big comeback of Apple with Steve at the helm. He talked about how the mouse was brought to the Macintosh and the graphical interface that we all think is common place. I’ll leave you with this quote from the interview…
“Our goal was to bring a liberal arts perspective and a liberal arts audience to what had traditional been a very geeky technology and a very geeky audience.”
~ Steve Jobs speaking about the invention of the Macintosh
RIP STEVE JOBS 1955 – 2011