“Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. It’s very fortunate if you can work on just one of these in your career… Apple’s been very fortunate in that it’s introduced a few of these.” –Steve Jobs
Although I’m a PC girl, the first ever computer that I used was a 90’s version of the Macintosh when I was five years old. It was the latter half of my Kindergarten year that I had discovered computers and first plugged into a strange and digital world.
As I moved into the world of adolescence, I grew even fonder of music and expanding my limited tastes, but it wasn’t until one innovator came up with the crazy idea of everyone being able to carry around their entire music library everywhere they went that I became a music junkie.
The iPod entered my life sophomore year of high school and it has never left. Till this day I keep one in my purse or pocket so that I can listen to my music everywhere I go, and it’s all because this guy had a wonderful idea and made it happen.
I think Steve Jobs became an icon because his life sort of represents what the American dream is really all about. He went from a college dropout to CEO of a major company and the head of a well loved graphics group called Pixar. He managed to touch the lives of so many people by the things that he created and the products that we all use.
I realize even more so now that he did change my life for the better, although I may not use all of his products. I’m just grateful for the LSD taken and all that he’s done, because without it my life wouldn’t have been as much fun.