I have a MacBook Pro, an Ipod and an Iphone. I have so far successfully resisted the temptation to buy an Ipad but I’ve fiddled with the office tablet a few times. All these cool gadgets have already become so much a part of my life that I got so sad at the news of Steve Jobs taking a medical leave from Apple. Apparently, I am not the only one affected by this news. There is a tremendous outpouring of sympathy, love, and gratitude for Steve Jobs on TV, Facebook and Twitter and it eerily took an almost eulogistic ring to it. Sad but that’s probably what it is. A death of an era.
There is a quote from Time Magazine about what Steve Jobs told John Sculley when he was trying to woo him from Pepsi Co to Apple. He reportedly said to Sculley back in 1983, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life or do you want to come with me and change the world?”
Well he did CHANGE THE WORLD! And now that he’s leaving, I’m afraid that it won’t be long before the Apple will fall from the tree.