You don’t have to be a designer or artist to know who Steve Jobs was. He was everywhere and his products were everywhere, and it changed how we viewed our world. He was the co-founder of Apple and the iconic logo could be one of the most recognizable symbol along with McDonalds.
I still remember being fascinated by those old black screens with the green text (Apple III). When you wanted to make a simple box, you had to use commands like ‘RT 90’ and took forever to do any simple shape. Then in junior high, I was blown away with the model Macintosh. It was the first colour computer that I had seen and was amazed at it’s complexity, especially with graphics. I stayed after school to work on projects or play games whenever I could. I knew around that time that I wanted to be a graphic designer or computer animator.
The art college I went to used Macs because of it’s colour correctness, usability, durability, and integration with graphic software. But it was a time when Macs and PCs weren’t all that compatible, so transferring files from one platform was a headache.
Soon, the music industry was revolutionized with ipod and itunes, though I never really got into those. It allowed other companies to make similar products, but Apple kept the lead. Same with the iphone, though I must say Android is doing well…
I still prefer using a Mac for work, and wonder what the future holds for Apple.
Nonetheless, whether you use any Apple products or not, our lives have been greatly changed by this man.
He struggled with a pancreatic cancer and liver transplant. He was 56 years old.
R.I.P. Steve Jobs