Steve Jobs has died at age 56. The internet (or at least Twitter) is probably about to explode, as the news of Jobs’s death is getting out to the public now. The above image is the homepage of Apple’s website right now, and they also included this statement on this page:
I know not all of you are Apple users and fans like I am, and many more of you have been using Apple products much longer than I have, but when this news broke, I was chatting with my friend Andrew Zirschky. He is the one who saved me from a disaster of an experience I had after purchasing an eMachine desktop computer. He shared with me the beauty and the elegance of his Apple iBook, and I was immediately hooked.
I bought a 12″ PowerBook and have never turned back. Some may call it a bit of an obsession, others proudly boast to be Apple Fanboys…but however you look at it, Steve Jobs and Apple turned the world upside down with their iPods, iBooks, PowerBooks, MacBooks, iPhones, MacBook Airs, the iPads and everything else that Steve helped to create that we haven’t even seen yet.
So what was your first experience of Apple? What was the first Macintosh you ever used? It’s safe to say that for most of us, our lives have been affected by Steve Jobs and his creativity and inventions whether we know it or not.
As the Apple announcement said, “Apple (and the world, I would add) has lost a visionary and creative genius.”