Thursday, October 6, 2011

No More Steve

I started out as a PC user with DOS 2.16 or some really early version like that running on a 386 back in high school, and used the old 5.25" floppy disks for storage. As a sophomore in college my roommate had an Apple II that we used to write papers on. I used to take money (or beer) to type up papers for other students, because typing was the only thing I knew how to do on a computer, and that was before we had the internet publicly available. Senior year we finally started learning how to get online so I switched over to the PC. After college I went back to school to learn how to write code and fix pc's

That was the only time I ever used an Apple product. Still with Steve Job's passing away yesterday nobody can deny the influence he has given over technology as a whole. His vision will be missed by us all in the future.

Back in the mid-2000's when I had the business I did my fair share of Mac support and repair work, got to know the IOS pretty well. I could do all of your basic setup and admin work on mac's, getting them network connectivity. I remember when the first (maybe second) generation iMacs came out with intel processors and my business partner and I were some of the first people to roll out dual boot options with Windows 2000 and the Mac OS 9.

Now as developers we build web sites for use with mobile browsing, size and graphic constraints thanks to Steve Jobs influence. Designers alone are making everything with rounded corners now creating the same feel to products that Steve gave the Apple product lines.

I'm sure with a few more years we would have gotten more from him. He'll be greatly missed. But like I tell my kids today, you get what you get and you don't get upset. Thanks for everything Steve.