Apples for Peter
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Steve Jobs first entered our lives when we purchased an Apple IIe. We were both teaching and were a little concerned about the cost of this new word processing tool. All that changed in an instant. I quickly learned that typing all those papers then getting out the white out to fix all the mistakes was a thing of the past. I could have kissed Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. I was soon expanding the IIeâ€™s use to include my grade book. It was wonderful.
There was only one catch to buying a personal computer. I found that within only a few years technological innovation would make whatever computer you had obsolete. Within a few years Iâ€™d purchased an Apple Macintosh, a few years after that a Apple Power Macintosh G3, a few years after that an Apple iMac G4, a few years after that a Apple iMac G5, and a few years after that my current Apple iMac. We gave our son, Todd, our old Apple iMac G4 that he has since returned. It is so hopelessly obsolete that I just keep it because it looks so cool.
Along the way I purchased an iPod 3G which has since been replaced by my iPod Classic. I also got Brenda an iPod Nano. When I purchased my iMac I also purchased an Apple Airport Extreme to enable wireless hook ups. Brenda had been asking for a computer to travel with so before long we had added an Apple iBook G4. The most recent purchase was an iPad 2 because I was tired of carrying the iBook G4 around, but Brenda is less than thrilled with the iPad 2 so now I carry both around.
I imagine some are wondering why we donâ€™t have an iPhone. Well, I have a Tracfone cell phone that is never turned on unless I'm traveling. If the iPhone ever gets bundled with our Internet provider I will probably get one, but right now I canâ€™t be bothered getting one (my iPad 2 has an iPhone camera).
Our older son, John, still has the Apple iMac G5 he bought while working in Australia. He also has an iTouch. Our younger son has an Apple iBook Pro and an iPhone.
I guess you could say Steve Jobs has made an impact on all 4 of us. Through all this time some of my friends remained faithful to the PC (Piece of Crap)/Microsoft World and from time to time would tell me their horror stories about viruses, system crashes, and the Blue Screen of Death. Iâ€™d tell them I had no idea what they were talking about. Thanks Steve.
Canon EOS 350D camera with a Sigma AF 18-200mm DC OS Zoom lens
Thanks to Sonia Adam Murray for the spotlight.
Also by John Linton
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