To say I love Apple co-founder Steve Jobs would be an understatement. I love his co-founder Steve Wozniak, too. These men and the whole company who have developed all these incredible Apple products over the years have brought not only productivity to millions, but a way of computing and enjoying high tech for not just geeks--but average folks like me. Plus, he has always struck me as a really nice man.
I was very sad to hear last night that Steve has announced his third medical leave. This article in the UK Guardian told me more than I probably wanted to know.
Our first Apple was when the kids were still in high school, back in the 70s. Twenty years ago my new workplace required that I use a Mac and ever since then I've been sold. I use both PCs and Macs but I have a true love affair for my iMac at home and work, and my MacBook I use for travel. I have an iPad, and will get an iPhone when my current Verizon contract is up in nine months. I've been waiting for the phone to become available on Verizon. And God willing and the creek don't rise, an iPad is on my wish list.
I don't really know that much about Steve personally, I will admit, except that every time I see him speaking, ever since he was young, I saw a brilliant and compassionate man and I'm pretty good at reading people. I belong to a Mac user group and I eagerly await Steve's speech each year at Mac World.
This past summer in August, when I was traveling, I made an art journal page in honor of Steve with whatever limited supplies I had on hand at the time. Here it is:
I'm off to light a seven-day candle for Steve on my bedroom altar.
I'm a proud member of the Tribe of Mac.