I’ve been a Macintosh user since 1987 — the photo above shows my very first Mac and the one I’m using now.
I bought the first one purely for its size — we lived in a 2-room flat and I needed a computer that would fit on the desk in the corner of our living/dining room. So I opted for the Mac because it was compact and neat. Since then I’ve worked with PCs, but have never owned one and wouldn’t dream of buying one.
My Macs don’t just get the job done efficiently, sleekly and reliably: they’re a pleasure to look at and a delight to use.
So I’m grateful to Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive and everyone at Apple for making such wonderful products.
Here are some of the best articles I’ve read today about Steve Jobs and his work.
- Steve Jobs quotes: the man in his own words from the Guardian
- Steve Jobs: Imitated, Never Duplicated by David Pogue in the New York Times
- Steve Jobs’s Patents from the New York Times. Click the images for more detail.
- Apple insiders remember life working for Steve Jobs by Charles Arthur in The Guardian
- Steve Jobs’s Legacy from The Browser, with links to articles and reports
- Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address (with intro by President John Hennessy)
Lastly, a blog about working with Macs, by Alexander Anichkin, a journalist, editor and translator. Alexander’s blog, I Work in Pages, is packed with tips on how to use Pages, the Mac’s word-processing application (from the iWork suite), to best effect. Some day, I plan to pore through his posts and learn how to do just that. Today, Alexander posted a tribute to Steve Jobs.
Photo courtesy of Olivia Dougan Naio.
By Marian Dougan