I am very sad to hear about Steve Jobs passing away today. That is a blow to the technical world and to Apple.
Cancer is a terrible disease which has claimed a lot of amazing people in everyone’s life. I know I’ve lost a lot of stellar personalities and brilliant minds in my life to cancer, and there have been a lot of famous people too. Heck, we even lost a dog to cancer.
I’m sad and drowning my sorrows in a bottle of Powerade Zero, Lemon Lime. . . it’s pretty good. . .
I don’t have any words of wisdom or anything to really share that isn’t filling the internet already.
I will share that our first Macintosh was a Performa 68040 that my mom bought when I was in 4th Grade. We got AOL 2.7 for it, it has bronze icons, not blue ones. . . and I loved playing some of the games that came with it. My dad was obsessed with Eric’s Solitaire Sampler. Senior year of high school (or that summer before) I got my own Mac, a bondi blue iMac. It was right before the release of all the ‘flavors.’ I was so mad I didn’t wait. I wanted a Lime Green one. My mom got a G4 cube at some point while I was in college, and after I got rid of my iMac I got a PowerBook. I LOVED IT . . my mom finally got a tiny PowerBook G4 and is still using that. I sold my PowerBook to a friend and I believe she still has it. . . now I have a 27″ iMac and love it to bits.
Our family has loved Mac and all it does for quite some time. And yes, for a while I was a total nut for Windows because 90% of the games and things I wanted to do on my Mac were not compatible, but I never stopped loving the changes and ideas and trying to upgrade my mom’s computer to something it couldn’t handle. We never had a high-end computer growing up, and I always wanted to do the newest and greatest thing. . .
Thank you Apple Macintosh for being so resilient to my persistent attempts to make you explode and crash. I have finally learned my lesson.
RIP Steve Jobs, your computers have served me well.