Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Steve Jobs changed so many lives. He changed my life.

Kinda weird to say but the truth is I was never a computer person before I bought my first Mac. No one would ever accuse me of being tech savvy.

I literally hated computers. Now I can't live without one.

I have an appreciation for technology now that would not have been possible before.

I'm a huge advocate for Apple products because they make it relatable and even fun for someone like me - meaning ANYONE - to dive into.

My family's joked that I should work for them. Yup, I'm a dork. But Apple made it cool to be a dork...and to integrate your entire life with technology...or vice versa.

As a creative person, nothing comes close. Over the last few years I've spent time taking countless workshops at Apple stores.

For $100 you get a 1 year subscription to personal tutorial sessions that cover anything Apple. It's been like continuing education for me. They also offer free seminars on different topics depending on the location.

At a time when I was struggling to pay off my SUNY education, that accessibility was absolutely priceless. 

Despite my love affair with Apple, I didn't really know much about Steve Jobs the man. And then I watched his commencement speech at Standford University back in 2005. 

It's one of the most beautifully poignant speeches I've ever heard. Whether you're a Mac or PC person, as long as you're human, it's worth watching.

So here's to you Steve Jobs...thank you for following your dreams and for inspiring and encouraging us to follow ours.


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