While in the smack-dab middle of Steve Jobs’s Archive, Make Something Wonderful, I am amazed at how much Steve was a visionary (his interview with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross delves deeper into his thought processes). Steve was thankful for all those who have gone before us here on Earth, and I’m grateful for him in that he created an easy-to-use and understandable computer for people like me.
Plus, he wanted to create a laptop not so much financial graphics and tables as the PC offers for people in business but for those interested in the Liberal Arts. Photography and art on the 2-D level, as well as awesome fonts and other graphics we now use almost daily, come to mind (I know there are thousands of uses!).
His ideas are still evolving.
Steve was also into aesthetics, which cannot be denied. I love the sleekness of my computer (now many PCs look the same), but more importantly, the ease of use. I got my first Macbook in 2008 and haven’t looked back - currently working on my second Macbook.
I had planned to write about genealogy today; I’m pushing that for later. I wanted to add a little more color to how I’m grateful for any use of a home computer today or a sleek laptop that can be carried, like mobile phones, all over the world!
How is that for progress? Although would you agree that phones, albeit an unbelievable miracle, are not necessarily as rocketship-y as a laptop with its unfathomable power?
Do you think they (laptops/desktops) will still be around in 100 years? Heck, it’s only been about 30+ to get to this point, and I'll be gone in 100 years from now to see what the world is up to then! Talk about something to think about and fall asleep wondering...hmmm...
ps, please don't mind the popcorn scraps on the trackpad.