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Proud To Be a Mac Girl

October 6, 2011 Leave a comment

You’re either a Mac person or a PC person. Today, I am proud to say I’m a Mac person; I have never once owned a PC. The daughter of a graphic designer and a freelance photographer, I grew up on Apple computers.

I will, however, admit, that during my middle school days, I did ask my mom for a PC. That was, of course, long before the days of iMacs, iTunes, iPods, iPhones and iPads. Although the company created its first computer in 1976, Apple had not always been the popular company that it is today. There was definitely a period where PCs ruled the world. In middle school, I quickly grew tired of my homework not being compatible on the computers at school. I was sick of no one ever being able to fix our computer problems at home; “I don’t do Macs,” they told us. Plus, all of the cool computer games were available only for PCs. Super. Lame. I will be the first to admit, I was sick of being a “Mac person.” Luckily, my mom refused to give in and stuck to her guts. We continued to have faith in the Apple brand.

And then came their comeback with the iMac in 1998. According to Newstimes, “the radical overhaul of the Macintosh was intended to regain market share for Apple. The “blue bubble” was a commercial success, catching the eye of consumers,” and the rest is history. Steve Jobs reinvented not only the company, but the world in which we all live in. Below are some statements from Time.com that were released today about the passing of Steve Jobs:

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: “Once in a rare while, somebody comes along who doesn’t just raise the bar, they create an entirely new standard of measurement.”

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg: “Tonight, America lost a genius who will be remembered with Edison and Einstein, and whose ideas will shape the world for generations to come. Steve’s passionate belief in the power of technology to transform the way we live brought us more than smartphones and iPads: It brought knowledge and power that is reshaping the face of civilization.”

President Obama: “Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.”

He changed all of our worlds, and he will be greatly missed. May his legacy live on in the products he invented, including the MacBook I am using right now and the iPhone that’s charging on my nightstand.

Steve Jobs, may you rest in peace.

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