I may well not be here but for Steve and Apple
Yes, that may sound like a big statement that Apple and in particular the personality of Steve Jobs and the way that it was embedded into the very DNA of Apple could have that much of an affect on me but I think it’s correct.
I first became aware of personal computers in about 1980, then missed an opportunity to us a Fairlight CMI in 1983 only to eventually buy an IBM clone 286 in 1992. All of them, as enticing as they were, couldn’t capture me. It was really simple! I’m not a geek and all the things that geeks love, (you know the beauty of code and getting under the hood of the computers), never appealed to me. I just wanted something that did the things that I wanted it to do. Unfortunately up until the advent of podcasting I hadn’t found that “thing”, that enamored me.
Once I found podcasting the next thing was to engage with it and learn. If it hadn’t been for Apple products guided by Steve and the knock on innovations of their computers that they brought to all of us I don’t think I would have been able to get over the initial steep learning curve and understand the technology enough to be able to become a podcaster.
I’m an Apple FanBoy
Yes, it’s that big! If the devices for using digital technologies had continued to evolve as it was in the early ’80′s, I don’t think I would have been able to eventually overcome the challenge in my late 40′s, when I decided to get on board.
The elegance of design and intuitive interface of Apple products, enabled this tradesman, to come and play in this new exciting digital world, and for that I’ll always be grateful.