Sad Day at Apple

Just learned that Steve Jobs has died. He was quite a thinker, leading a company that gave the public some terrific devices, such as iPods, and software such as iTunes. As I owned a “classic” iPod, one with a hard drive that crashed a few years later, I was part of the Apple phenomenan.

I first used a Mac in high school, one of those archaic machines. We, the journalism folks, were the only ones using Macs in the entire building. Using Adobe’s PageMaker, we’d put together the student newspaper. It was fun.

We’d type our stories on “IBM-compatible” PCs and then have to transfer the files to the Mac platform using a special floppy disk machine. How far we have come since then.

Jobs and his wildly innovative mind will be missed.

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose,” Mr. Jobs said in a commencement speech at Stanford University in June 2005, almost a year after he was diagnosed with cancer.


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