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Rest in Peace Steve Jobs

My first experiences with computers was playing games at a friend’s home on an Apple II computer in the early 1980s. Since 1984 my family has owned Macintosh computers, and to this day, Apple products have helped me to communicate, do the work I love and share my thoughts and images with others. To get a sense of how far we’ve come over the last 25+ years, below is a video of the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984:

In 2006 at the Macworld Expo San Francisco (just after his Keynote address, which was quite an experience), I had the opportunity to speak with Steve Jobs for a few moments. To paraphrase, I thanked him and let him know that Apple had a major impact on my career. That was the year Apple moved to Intel chips, which must have been a difficult decision. It seems to have been the right decision based on the products that have come out since that announcement, and if you listen to Steve Jobs and Intel’s CEO’s Paul Otellini onstage at the 2006 Macworld Expo, you can get a sense of how much work went into creating the new product line using Intel processors. Below is a video of that segment:

In case you have not heard seen this video of Steve giving a speech at Stanford University, I think it is worth watching if you are interested in learning more about Steve Jobs:

And below is a photo that I took at the 2006 Macworld Expo Keynote of Steve Jobs onstage, showing him and Steve Wozniak in a photo from 1976, the year the Apple Computer Company was founded. The photo was shown to mark the 30 year anniversary of Apple:

I’d like to extend Steve Jobs’ family and the Apple organization my sincere condolences. Thank you Steve and the people at Apple for the work you’ve done to make a difference and “Think Different.”