Wednesday, October 05, 2011

On Steve

Annapolis Apple Store - June 24, 2010

In 1984 a business executive asked me to help him with his new computer, an Apple Macintosh. I took it out of the box with him right there and a few minutes later told him, "You won't need my help. This computer is the easiest computer to use that I have ever seen." I had been using NEC, IBM, Sperry Univac, Bull and other types of computers and teaching others to use them since 1975 at that point in my life.

In 2004 my very old mother asked me for help with the new Macbook I just gave her. A few minutes later she told me she did not need my help any more.

In June, 2010 I handed my little nephew a new iPad. He had never seen one before. He took it and never asked me once how to use it. An hour later he knew more about how it worked than I did, and I had it for a month before I gave it to him.

Steve made technology fun and easy to use for people of all nationalities and ages, that legacy will never stop being true.

Buddha said, "What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind." Steve understood this.

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