I’m taking a minute or two, and am going to write about Steve Jobs and how he has affected my life as well as millions of others around the world. Forgive me for this blog will likely just be a rambling..
Innovation, building the first Apple computer.. I remember my parents buying an Apple ][+ (which was basically the Apple ][e) and bringing that home.. Insisting my parents to buy that Logo program from Apple which had a little triangle turtle that I could give commands to, in order to draw lines. I remember playing Oregon Trail (how fast could you type those words to win the shootout?), and Taipan sea trading games (slamming on the space bar to fire on those attacking ships) on it. At that time, computers were new, and my elementary school just got an Apple ][e in the library and select classrooms, I instantly became the expert in the school. I was often removed from class to go fix the floppy drive in the library. How that has shaped my troubleshooting/problem solving skills, and brought me to owning my own Managed Services IT support company is immeasurable. It started from the basics and we (technology and myself) have evolved over time.
I still remember my brother bringing home his Mac 512K machine.. playing lode runner and other games off of 3.5” floppy disks.. I learned the basics, how to shut down a mac, how to shut down and eject the disk. In high school, I replaced the motherboard of an Apple SE computer for my brother.
Who would have thought that we could compress music files and place whole music collections on a device? I remember my best friend getting her first iPod and what comfort it brought her when she was flying from NY to Japan for work. Look how that’s evolved. We not only have our music collections, but our compressed video collections as well. IPhones, IPads, are all part of this generation’s technology. You will be hard pressed not to find one of these devices, or even more than one of these devices per person as you walk down the Las Vegas Strip. This technology, whether you love it or hate it, has become solidly fixed in our culture. Thank you Steve Jobs for all that you’ve done.!
Pancreatic cancer is such a deadly disease. There is not much that can be done to combat this disease. There is no cure, and after diagnosis, the prognosis isn’t great at all. It is ranked 4th in deadly diseases, and there is still no cure, and no way to prolong life. Steve Jobs, struggled, and tried to fight this disease.. Patrick Swayze had fought and lost this battle as well. My Godmother, Nancy Lee, also lost her life to this disease. It takes people too quickly. If you’d like more information, or would like to donate, the Lustgarten Foundation ensures that 100% of the donation goes directly to pancreatic cancer research. Check them out..