Steve Jobs, Apple, and Influences

“Oh great”, you’re probably thinking, “not another post from a nobody on Steve Jobs.  What makes this one special?”

Well, nothing makes it special, except that it is my thoughts and experiences about Apple, their products, and Steve Jobs.

As you have probably heard, it being all over the web-o-sphere, Steve Jobs passed away today, losing his battle with pancreatic cancer.

It feels surreal.

My first computer was an Apple //c, and on it I learned to program in BASIC and learned a little bit about machine code.  I also fell in love with computer gaming, and, specifically, computer role-playing games, Ultima III and Bard’s Tale I being the first two CRPG’s I ever played.

The computer also got me interested, and paved my path, into the IT field.

So, in a way, Steve Jobs is responsible for where I have ended up today, and this is my tribute to him.

Whether you like or hate Apple and it’s products, there is no denying that Steve Jobs was a major force in the field of computing.

As to what this means for Apple in the future, who is to say.  There’s a lot of Doomsayers out there saying Apple will not survive without Steve Jobs at the forefront.

 

In my opinion, Apple will continue going strong, as the current CEO has been running Apple for the last year or so.  The designers and engineers are still working for Apple.  I have no doubt that Apple will weather the storm, and the stocks will climb up (and no, I am not fortunate it to own Apple stock).

It is the end of an era in one way, but the beginning of another, for Apple to show us that they can continue, that the company is more than just one man.

Rest in peace, Steve Jobs.  You will be missed.

And thank you, for everything.

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