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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Steve Jobs RIP.

Listening to the radio last night I heard the tragic news that Steve Jobs former visionary CEO of Apple had died, after a long battle with cancer.

As a convert to Apple three years ago, I was just thinking of his impact on the world that he has had in the last 10 years. He certainly changed the way we listen to music via the iPod and iTunes store. I've had two MP3 players on the last six years and now have 4150 tracks stored on my iPod. Weirdly, I don't listen to albums on this any more, it is set to random play and it is cool when a half forgotten track is dug out of the deepest darkest corner of its hard drive and brings back a memory of time or place. 

Then along came the iPhone, not just a phone on which you could talk and text but via the millions of available Apps your could access your emails, the internet as full web pages, Facebook and twitter and many other things that took your fancy. I wouldn't leave home without it!

Finally I'm sitting typing this on my iMac, now 3.5 years old. Initially a steep learning curve because things were so different when compared to my windows PC. Now things are easy, 95% of the time it just works. To be honest with you if I had a 3.5 year old PC I'd want to throw it out the window because it would be so buggy and stroppy, my mac definitely isn't this.

In the end all the products were beautifully designed and gave us what we wanted, stylish products that worked!

1 comment:

  1. Diamondbertie say my ghost writer never had any PC experience so her 3 year old MacBook is her 1st introduction to the wonders of technology and is smitten