Because of Steve Jobs

September 5, 2004

Because of Steve Jobs, I sat down at a computer for the first time when I was in fifth grade. It was the Apple II. I learned that I had to solemnly touch the top of the case to “ground myself” before I could touch a floppy disk. I learned that after I inserted the disk, if I typed “CATALOG” a list of what was on the disk would show up on the screen.

Because of that time I spent with Steve’s Apple II…

10 PRINT “I learned to flood a screen with my name which eventually lead me to flooding the internet with my words and leaving a secretary’s job to become a web designer.”
20 GOTO 10

>RUN

Because of that computer, I played Oregon Trail and died of dysentery more times than anyone ever should.

And so because of Steve Jobs I grew up unafraid of computers.

Because I grew up unafraid of computers, one day I had the courage to crack open a PC and look inside.

Because of Steve Jobs I can hold more music than a girl should ever own in the palm of my hand.

Because of Steve Jobs I have 2 years worth of photographic memories IN MY TELEPHONE.

Thank you, Steve Jobs. The world is a less creative place without you.

4 Comments

  • Reminded me of forgotten, my first computer was Apple 2c with 12-inch green screen, but with great joy, now you can not get around without a computer and a very sophisticated computers.
    Much of it related to Steve Jobs

  • Steve Jobs will be remembered as one of the greatest visionaries ever. What he did for the technological as well as entrepreneurial world, will never be forgotten. Everything Jobs built made life easier for you. It was rare to ever hear him babbling about features he created, instead he focused on how these products made life easier for others.

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