I bought my first Apple product, an iPod back in 2007. I have never picked up another mp3 player and I’ve gone through 3 iPods since.
Not because the older ones weren’t working anymore. Oh no! Apple makes products for life. And that’s one of the biggest lessons I’ve learnt since 2007. My reasons for having moved from one to the other iPod was just the requirement – more space, more features, so on and so forth.
Last year around this time I bought my first MacBook. Yes, I’d used iMacs when they’d come out in their funky colors what now seems like a lifetime ago, but I’d never owned one.
I’d been missing you.
Of course I realized this belatedly, but I did realize it.
It is over-rated? Some say so. Is it worth the damn hype? I say: every last bit.
Having been a PC user for almost 15 years and having transitioned to Apple in the smoothest way possible is something I had never imagined. And yet, here I am.
And it is in this past year that I have truly understood the genius behind Apple.
And the man behind that genius: Steve can-do Jobs. The life, vision and enigma that this man created can be seen with the millions of Tweets, Facebook updates and ‘RIP’ messages floating around. And yet, nothing compares to the subtle yet profound tribute to him on Google’s homepage:
You changed the way the world perceived technology and you’re probably the only reason Apple is what it is today. Here’s hoping you find peace wherever you are, Steve Jobs.
iSalute you, your life and the legacy you’ve left behind.
In every Apple product, within every half-eaten-apple logo you’ll live. Forever.
Rest in peace.