forgive me a moment while i wax nostalgic...
when i was 2 years old, in 1988, my dad purchased his first computer:
he has never owned another brand of computer before or since, and i quite literally grew up with the Apple brand. it's been as consistent and reliable in my life as my religion.
my dad fell for Apple hook line and sinker, and every year a new product would come out
& he'd bring it home.
we'd all huddle around it with excitement.
in 2001 he brought home the 1st generation iPod, and my life was never the same. it's not dramatic, it's true! can you imagine life without it? would you want to?
i suppose what i love most about Apple is how they engineer and design for the right-brained people of the world, like myself. they cater to those who love music and art and design.
my family always caught a lot of flack for being Apple people, but the world eventually came around. even my husband was a skeptic at first, but like my dad, and myself, he's a sucker for it now as well.
i know that Apple will continue to be a beacon of vision to the world, but i can't help but feel like part of their genius died with Steve Jobs. i guess we'll see...
my dad's first computer:
first generation iPod:
Jack Kerouac, quoted in the Think Different ad campaign of 1998:
here's to being a little bit crazy.