Today is a very sad day for graphic designers all around the world as Steve ‘The Man’ Jobs has sadly gone to the big studio in the sky. So much will be said and written about his vision, determination, leadership and achievements over the coming days by the great and the good and deservedly so.
Now I realise everyone is going to bang on about iPods, iPhones, iTunes, OS X, Pixar etc etc, and rightly so as Jobs has achieved in one lifetime what most could only do in say a 1000, but I’d like to say thanks for my very first Apple Mac LCII.
It sported a 12″ colour monitor, a staggering 4MB of ram and ran hotter than the sun at times, but that little beige wonder helped me through my college and uni years and played its part in getting me where I am today. Yes it was the computing equivalent of R2D2 from Star Wars, it didn’t always do as it was told and was by no means a looker by todays standards, but it kept on going through all those late night work sessions when the deadline was looming.
So thank you Mr Jobs, I think you’ve earned your rest.