October 6, 2011
Written by Amos Nachoum
A sad day. The passing of Steve Jobs.
I’ve owned and used an Apple computer for 25 years now, more than quarter of my life. Little did I know, learning how to type on my Mac SE in the early days of business life in the USA, it would become such an amazing tool and flourish as it has. It just seemed a better & cooler way to get work done, process images, and edit video to share with all of you.
I remember when Jobs created, upon his exile from Apple, the NeXT computer. It was used by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN (“the man who invented the internet”) and became the world’s first web server. I remember when Jobs got rid of the floppy disc port with NeXT, and I thought, is he crazy?? And he was, like a fox, as this email streams to you over WiFi, the internet ‘ether’, and maybe into your Mac, iPad or iPhone as well.
I recall the days Apple was almost gone as a company and PC was king, when the ex-Pepsi Cola CEO took over the company, the Macintosh was introduced and the visionary Jobs booted out, only later to bring Pixar alive and create Toy Story — and that was still in the mid 90′s.’
But then the prodigal son came back to the fold, sold Apple his NeXT operating program, than created iMac and in 2000 he took the company again .. in 2001 he brought us the iPod, in 2003, iTunes…in 2007, the iPhone…2010, the iPad. As they say, he made history.
Here’s my favorite Apple ad, the famous famous Think Different commercial, featuring Einstein, Gandhi and Amelia Earhart.
A fitting eulogy – so long and thank you, Steve.