Sadly, the world lost a person who helped revolutionized the personal computer industry and technology. His name is Steve Jobs. Personally, I hope and pray that Steve received the blessing but since this is about how Steve changed our technology, I will briefly focus with that on how I remembered Apple over 20 years ago and today.
Steve brought us the first personal computer and it changed things that no one could imagine. I remember the early 80s when computer companies showed their computers on commercials that were for the home. Even though I went with a Commodore 64, I learned a lot of my programming by using an Apple II. The Apple II+ is the first computer I learned to write machine language with as well as hooking a server motor and pulsing the binary bits to run it by using a darlington amplifier. It sound like little things but to learn this by using a manual and research forced by our instructor was worth the experience without a school textbook and no Internet. Appleworks was an excellent word processor for the Apple IIe and the Macintosh showed us graphic design even though it was in black and white. That was the time when computers did not crash very often. When Steve was fired from Apple in 1985, Apple brought color to the Mac but sales were not too great but Apple held on. Meanwhile Steve gave us Pixar and NeXT. In 1996, Steve came back to Apple and took Apple to new heights. He gave us the iMac, iPods, the iPad, and the phone that became Steve’s greatest invention, the iPhone.
Without Steve, Apple would not be here today and some of the technology that has come our way would not be here if it was not for Steve Jobs. It will be hard to imagine what Apple’s next product will be without Steve Jobs. Do not screw up Apple, follow Steve’s lead.
Thank You Steve, you will be missed.
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