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Share Your Apple Impact Story

 

My son Connor called me on the phone moments ago.  He was shocked that Steve Jobs had died.  The depth of his reaction surprised me because first, he was not aware of Steve's battle with Cancer.  

It also was clear that Connor was a devoted fan and someone who appreciated ALL that Apple gave his life.

His reaction was if he lost a close friend.  Without knowing Steve, I also felt a great loss.

My Apple stories go back to writing BASIC software on the Apple II, IIe, and IIc computer for Prentice Hall.  I also remember looking puzzled the first time I saw the first Mac computer.  I did not know what to think about this vertical box with a small portal screen.

I have lots of fond memories about how Apple influenced my life.

As a former "lifetime PC" I switched completely to Mac hardware about 2 years ago and I have never looked back.

Share Your Tribute or Memory 

How has Steve Jobs and Apple impacted your life?  Take a minute to share with our community.

 

Paul Hamilton
The first apple product I remember in the home and school would be the Apple llgs. From basic programing to the Oregon Trail. Now today Im running multiple screens with my mac and editing videos on Final Cut Pro. Then you throw in all the fun "toys," the ipods, iphones and ipads, you can defiantly say he has had a huge impact on my generation with his innovation and drive to build a better way of life.
Jim Bell
I remember my dad bringing home one of the first MacIntoshes in the city in the 1980s. It was revolutionary then when it came to technology. I still remember playing games on it that were cutting edge back then. Here we are 30 some years later, and he still did it. He did it with the iPods, the iPhones, Macs, and iPads. He has helped the automotive industry do things that were never thought of years ago through the help of app developers. RIP Steve Jobs. (posted from my iPad)
Cory Mosley, CSP
I've been Apple since 85'. Personally own a DVD copy of "The Pirates of Silicon Valley" Had a small biz @ 14 helping people set-up their Mac's at their home. Always inspired and a lifetime consumer! RIP Steve Jobs (Posted from my MacBook)
joe Richards
wow,what a loss, I love my I Pod,,,,and all the cool stuff,,, steve you really left the world a better place, too, bad we can,t beat cancer..R .I .P . Joe Richards./ the new toyotas use I phone tech.
I became a fan of Apple as a "youngster" when I saw the movie Explorers. Those kids used their Apple computer to do incredible and amazing things - much like what Steve Job's invention did each time he announced a new one. I've owned nearly every Apple product - always amazed and delighted by how they "just work" and somehow always make my life better. As I entered the professional world I watched Steve's presentations over and over, using them as a tool on how to be a better presenter. Steve's style is easy to spot in my work and has made me a better marketer. I will miss Steve but have full confidence Apple will continue to bring us amazing new products that will delight and improve our lives. Thanks for this opportunity to share a bit of how Steve Jobs has changed my life. -James One more thing.... (see, there he is) Steve Jobs was amazingly great and will be missed around the world.

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