Steve Jobs Is Dead. Long Live Steve Jobs.
When people sit down to have a meeting with me, they often comment just how big a Mac Head I am.
I’m pulling out my iPod which has my Running Playlist, my iPhone which has my favorite audio books, iPad which is my on-the-go library. And of course, my MacPro, which I use to do most of my work on. So people are often surprised when I reply with:
I Hate Apple
I don’t know how many of you remember Apple declaring a fatwa on Gizmodo founder and breaking into his home while he was having dinner with his family. A clear indication of corporate power going to Apple’s head. They actually commissioned police to do their corporate bidding. I mean, WTF?
So, yeah..I hate Apple.
…but I Love Apple Products
I love my MacPro. After using Windows for most of my life, MacPro was such a pleasure. My love affair with iPod has been on the books for many years. She’s always in my ears while I’m jogging.
I didn’t want to go the iPhone route when it was time to upgrade my big, clunky, old cell phone, so instead, I took the Droid route. I had that thing for a week before I traded it in for an iPhone and I never looked back.
The new iPad 2 had revived my love of reading books. I love this thing.
So yeah…I love Apple products.
My History of Apple
For me, the history if Apple is really the history of Steve Jobs.
He is the Founder, but he is also the visionary. I read somewhere that back in the 70s, him and Steve Wozniak went to a Buddhist retreat with explicit purpose of appropriating some of the Easter design elements into their products.
No wonder Apple products feel very Zen like.
When Steve left Apple in the 80s, Apple lost its luster. Let’s not mince words here…the company went down the drain.
When Steve came back, Apple came back in colors…everywhere… (remember the jingle?)
Not even a month ago, Steve announced that he will be retiring for health reasons and frankly I don’t see why history shouldn’t repeat itself.
I hate to say it, but Apple without Steve wasn’t Apple, and I’m afraid Apple is doomed to repeat their 80s downward spiral into obscurity and irrelevance.
Steve is Dead. Long Live Steve.
I heard on the news moments ago that Steve Jobs had died. It made me very sad. Only 2 deaths of public figures have had that effect on me.
Farrokh Bulsara, whom you might know better as Freddie Mercury, the flamboyant singer of the rock band Queen. And the other was Frank Zappa.
Steve Jobs is now on that very short list. Rest in peace, Steve.