Apples for Peter

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© John Linton
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UploadedOctober 12, 2011
TakenOctober 11, 2011
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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 IIe’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 I’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Along the way I purchased an iPod 3G which has since been replaced by my iPod Classic.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 don’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 can’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. I’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.

34 responses

  • Heather Fox

    Heather Fox gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    The modern family portrait... Great shot, John!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    Yes! I think about you and your association with apple when I posted my tribute. My eldest daughter had an ibook when she was in college. Still working even when it was separating. She connected it to a different monitor and still works! My younger son is so practical that he got his 2008 ibook from ebay recently. He is in junior high school. He plan to get a really good one when he goes to college. Love my iMac, but I still have to discover lot of its feature. I have time..... Yes, Thanks Steve.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    Well done, John! A very personal loss

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    Awesome tribute...the best!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    Wow....the ultimate Macmaniac!! Great tribute, John; we will definitely be looking at Mac when we need to begin replacing our PC's. Thank you for the link.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    Well captured and written John, thank you!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    WOW!!! I wish I had all of the knowledge that you have to operate all of the gadgets that you mentioned:) Perfect entry for the theme.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    neat entry and tribute!

  • charu ram

    charu ram gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    So true - I had a similar idea -

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    I agree with you John. My first Apple was the IIe also. I've never a owned a PC either. And yes, Thanks Steve.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (12 Oct 2011):

    A Job Well Done!! Amazing man who thought outside the Square.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    When I read what you wrote, how can my next one not be a Mac, still have to wait a bit longer though, and a great mind has been lost for certain, nice entry

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    excellent photo and story, John. Our story is about the same as yours. my next car will be an iCar!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    Steve Jobs was a true genius and a wonderful human being. What a loss we are enduring at this time. He was a one in a milllion man, and the world is a little less beautiful since he has departed. What a touching, meaningful, and straight up tribute to this man with the brilliant mind!!! Fantastic photo too, John.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    Great tribute, Mr. MacJohn!

  • carmen rugel

    carmen rugel (Deleted) gave props (13 Oct 2011):

    excellent entry!!!

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (13 Oct 2011):

    i have not been bitten by the apple bug, but i appreciate the attention to design paid to apple products. sleek and beautiful

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (13 Oct 2011):

    I am 'Apple" all the way!!! I have a MacBook Pro computer, iPad, iPod and iPhone. I wholeheartedly thank Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak for their visions in the technology world!!!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (14 Oct 2011):

    Looks like Apple central... ny'eyece

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (14 Oct 2011):

    LOL, great collection of Applese there John and a lovely gesture!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (14 Oct 2011):

    good work!!bravo!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (14 Oct 2011):

    Incredible tribute.

  • Mitalee Parikh

    Mitalee Parikh gave props (15 Oct 2011):

    The best Tribute (:

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (15 Oct 2011):

    geared out with all the goodies..

  • Kaki J. Luitjens

    Kaki J. Luitjens said (17 Oct 2011):

    Too awesome!!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (17 Oct 2011):

    awesome entry

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (18 Oct 2011):

    You did a perfect work and tribute to our Steve, thank you John!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (18 Oct 2011):


  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (19 Oct 2011):

    A powerful and significant contribution, Peter would be grateful if you were still with us. Grand entrance!

  • dawn duffield

    dawn duffield gave props (20 Oct 2011):

    Words cannot express the volumes in which your entry speaks, John

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (23 Oct 2011):

    Great tribute!!!!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (25 Oct 2011):

    great tribute to a great man. i am loving your entry....

  • Joseph Evans

    Joseph Evans said (26 Oct 2011):

    I believe you are what they call an apple addict! nice collection!

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