I was first introduced to computers when I was twelve years old. My father had entered a drawing at the local drugstore and won an Apple IIc. I remember celebrating when he brought it home. We had IBM computers at school, but they were huge and intimidating. The Apple IIc was supposed to be semi-portible, so it looked more accessible and easy to use.
It was on that Apple that I first started writing short stories. I wrote so much, that I eventually learned how to type. Very fast, I might add.
With the passing of Steve Jobs, it's a good time to look back and really stop to think about how this man changed our world - and how the products he created have touched many of our lives. The Walkman made it cool to walk around with headphones on, but the iPod was so asthetically beautiful, it was as if wearing one was like wearing jewelry. But with earbuds instead of diamonds.
Why was Steve Jobs such a great visionary? I think it's because for some profound reason, the man KNEW what we needed and wanted before we did. He tapped into human nature, and bridged the gap between people and technology. He wanted to change the world, and I that's exactly what he definitely did.
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Medical sales warrior by day, writing ninja by night...
I am the author of The Mechanica Wars series. The first book, Dragonfly Warrior, will be published in January, 2014 by 4 Wing Press.
I love science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, biographies, and chocolate chip cookies.