When my then girlfriend agreed to be my wife, I told her it was time to have the discussion about her converting. She said, “Don’t worry, I’ve already talked to the Rabbi and started the process of becoming Jewish. I know our kids will be growing up in a house without a Christmas Tree and I’m okay with that.”
But that wasn’t the conversion I was talking about. I explained to her that our kids would be growing up in a house without Windows-based PCs. And then I gave her one of my old Mac Plus and said, “Lady, this is your life now.”
but I used to live in the same city where Jobs and Woz grew up. I was born there and lived the first few years of my life their. When I read Woz’s biography I can picture all the places that he talked about. My family moved from their, but still close but I went back there fairly regally, due to the fact that my doctors where there.
I live in Silicon Vally , my dad is an engineer who has worked here since the start of the Digital Revolution and is one of the countless people who helped usher it in. He came from Pakistan when he was 18 with almost nothing. Both my parents have worked in the computing industry at one point.
I grew up around computers all my life. My dad brought home circuit boards and told me how they work. I probably knew more about computers than my grade school teachers, and always loved computer lab day. Funny thing is that we used an HP windows 95 PC until about 2000, then a really shitty Dell laptop.
My iBook was the first computer that I owned, ever also one that didn’t need AOL to go online. It opened up the world for me, and I still have data from it on my current Mac.
Thank You Steve Jobs, for helping the computer industry grow to what is now. If it wasn’t for you my farther would not have the jobs that he had. I am one of the children who’s parents came from overseas for the opportunity to make their lives better.
Apple HQ is pretty close to where I live now. I might leave a card or flowers
I used Final Cut Express to edit movies in high school. My parents got a desktop mac for themselves and it was powerful enough to run it. It was the first time I edited anything and it felt amazing.
iMovie ships with every new mac, it allows people who either don’t have the skill or the money to use a basic editing program to create movies. With Garage Band they can make a simple soundtrack or recording . All from an out of the box computer. This and the rise of sites like youtube where anyone with a video file and an account can upload their work for the world to see.
It brought video editing to the masses inspiring an entire generation of filmmakers, who wouldn’t have thought that they could make movies to start making films.
And it’s just a footnote in his legacy at Apple.
I got my fist Mac, an ibook when I was in high school to take notes. That computer introduced me to the net, and also filmmaking. Watching trailers, reading about upcoming films and hunting down screen plays.
The man helped launch the Digital Revolution with the Apple II, then did it again with the Macintosh. When Apple was about to die he came in saved it, and then launched another revolution.
Apple was the first to develop a lot of the tech we use everyday. Quicktime was the first media player to be released and with Final Cut and iMovie they help bring video editing to everyone.
He will be missed and the world lost a great man.