Hero worship is a strange thing.
Mostly because people who don't have the same hero as you will never understand it. And believe me, I get it. I have a friend who worships the singer Adele. Can't get enough of her. Listens to her music constantly. Would sell their should to attend an Adele concert. Of course, I don't understand it at all. Sure Adele seems to have some talent, but I can't stand her music. Every time Rolling in the Deep is playing, I just roll my eyes because listening to it makes me want to stick my head deep into a microwave.
So when I tell people that I worship Steve Jobs and they roll their eyes at me, that's okay.
I've been getting the same reaction for 27 years...
Of course I knew of him before then. He (along with Steve Wozniak) was already famous in 1979 when I got my hands on an Apple ][ plus. But it was his legendary introduction of the Macintosh on January 24th, 1984 that make me such a big fan. This was a man who believed in changing the world but, unlike so many, he actually did stuff to make it happen.
And my hero worship of Mr. Jobs never abated. No matter where he ended up. Even his time away from Apple while heading up NeXT was an amazing era to be a Steve Jobs fan. And, naturally, things only got better from there...
Now that he's stepped down as CEO of Apple, my feelings haven't changed.
His legacy there will touch every product that comes out of the company... and untold other companies... for decades to come.
Speculation is that Steve Jobs left his position because of his continuing health problems. I can't imagine him leaving otherwise, so all I can do is reiterate my best wishes for his recovery. And be grateful that he'll still have a voice at Apple as Chairman of the Board for the company.
Because I am now, as I have been for most my life, an "Apple Whore to my Core."
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No way! Adele is awesome, my friend! Maybe there are some songs which you can’t stand but not all of them. Please, just check out my favorite song of hers “Hometown Glory” Guess what, I played this song more than 303 times a month and God knows how many they will be for this year 🙂
It’s an end of an era that’s for sure. I don’t think anyone could argue that Steve wasn’t an incredibly clever man with amazing vision.
First Steve, then I read this morning that Rob Malda resigned from slashdot. Good grief, who’s next?
you made me giggle with the line “Apple Whore to my Core.” probably why you were the first person i thought of when i read that he was stepping down.
You were the first person I thought of when the news hit twitter. I always love your posts on Apple and Steve Jobs. They make me smile.
There have been a lot of upset people in our office… and we work for Sony.
Jobs deserves many, many accolades for not only founding Apple, but coming back in 1998 to revive the company from pretty much going under to being the most powerful and innovative company today.
Even though I first used an Apple ][ e back in the late 70’s, my first Apple product was a Fat Mac 512k in 1985.
There’s some heavy duty serious worship going on out there as a result of Steve’s passing (may you RIP and thank you for all you contributed Steve, truly)and so I think it’s fair (and natural, for me, anyway) to ponder what all this “devotion” to a man, connected to us thru his work and products, says about where we are all at these days.
Have we reached the point where technology is truly now the new religion for some?
Just a thought…
I really don’t care if you post my comment or not because it’s directed to you “the Apple whore to my core”.
Oh, great! Then I’ll just delete the rest of it… thanks! You obviously have no fucking clue about much of anything, so no big loss.
What a hypocritical piece of garbage. Point all that criticism back at whatever device it is you’re using to type your comment and see where that gets you.