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Apple's Steve Jobs: Why The Loss Feels Personal

By Christyo8 @CTDESIGNSINC
The tremendous loss of Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been felt around the world. 
I started wondering to myself, why am I taking this so personally? It then occurred to me that I have been chasing after Steve's Apple products for most of my young adult life. My pursuit of all things Apple began during my college years.  
Being a graphic design student at both N.I.U. and Columbia College in Chicago in the nineties basically created a lust for not only this hardware, but the uber-expensive design software. The cool students were not chained to the school's computer lab with its restrictive hours and questionable printers, no, they had Macs at HOME.  I was determined to get one of my own.

R.I.P. Steve, and thanks for creating products that became such a big part of my life for so long...

It took a lot of hard work and sweat, but I finally began to accumulate my own Apple hardware and I haven't looked back. Apple's interface has always appealed to me and suffering through a Windows machine was only to be tolerated for the sake of a 9-5! The Mac belongs in the hands of a designer. It was created just for me.
A few images below are a memory lane of sorts for me, sort of how I've been exposed to and used the Mac!

Apple's Steve Jobs: Why The Loss Feels Personal

Truly vintage! The SE30 takes me back to the design computer labs at N.I.U. circa 89-90... 


Apple's Steve Jobs: Why The Loss Feels Personal

I was fortunate to work at an ad agency out of school and since it was young and hip, we all worked on the earlier imac models.  I had the tangerine model!  


Apple's Steve Jobs: Why The Loss Feels Personal

My FIRST Macintosh computer (G4 iMac) that did NOT sit on a desk at work!!!  I loved it and I still have it (so glad I did not get rid of her, she served me well!)


Apple's Steve Jobs: Why The Loss Feels Personal

I purchased a 15" Macbook Pro after my G4 iMac could go no further...


Apple's Steve Jobs: Why The Loss Feels Personal

I went ahead and got a Mac Mini later just for non-work stuff.  Great value.


Apple's Steve Jobs: Why The Loss Feels Personal

I haven't been able to get the iPad yet, but honestly... I'm happy that I still have another treasure to "unpack" later!


R.I.P. Steve and thanks for creating products that became such a big part of my life for so long...  --ct

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