Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Sad Passing of a Visionary

Jim's Macintosh Plus and iPad 2.  Photos made with Jim's iPhone 4.

With the recent passing of Steve Jobs, I've been thinking about how he changed the world of photography and the various Apple products I have owned.  My first Mac, the Macintosh Plus with 1MB of RAM, was given to me by Apple when it was released in 1986.  I still have the ancient model in my office.  I had never typed a single word until I received that Mac!  My second Mac was a Quadra 950 with 250MB of RAM, all for the low price of $10,000.  The salesperson thought I was crazy and would never use 250MB RAM.  Today, we're using 4GB of RAM.  I've had over 20 Macs since then, including my most recent purchase, the iPad 2 pictured above.  And I'm sure there will be many more to come.

Steve Jobs revolutionized technology, and made life a little more fun!


  1. I couldn't agree more!
    ‎"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Stay hungry. Stay foolish." -Steve Jobs 1955-2011.
    THANK YOU Steve!

  2. I think we are all appreciating all our Macs even more today if that is even possible! He astonished our world with his creative touch...what a guy. Michael and I are true mac addicts and love each and every product we have enjoyed! (I still have my old Powerbook 150 with only 150kb on the HD) It is so cute!) Gonna make a shrine to Steve in our cabin!


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