This has been a hard month, losing Andy Rooney, Steve Jobs, and Charlie Preble all within weeks of each other.
Well, my world will never be the same.
Let me say a few words about Steve Jobs. I have been using Apple computers since the first Macintosh models came out. First, they allowed me to be self-employed and steer my own course, more or less.
Rascal that I am, it had to happen or I would have ended up living under a bridge abutment. Second, they take over your life. Every time I have to buy something manufactured by Apple, I feel I am opening up a gift from a god. Even the packaging is exquisite, right down to the twist-ties that hold the cords in place. The packaging is as impressive as that which is packaged.
It took a hard man to press for that level of quality from idea to market. Steve Jobs was that man.
I admit to being foolish enough to buy a tin-box Apple clone, just after they fired him. It worked well, but it didnâ€™t last. It was cheap in price and quality. Apple almost went bankrupt. Three failed CEOs later, they hired him back for a dollar a year and Apple began a climb that continues to this day.
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