my family has always been a family of mac users; we’ve had apple computers in our house since the mid-80s, back when it wasn’t nearly as cool to have them as it is now, which is also probably why i always equate “apple” with “home.” my first computer that was truly my own, the one i took with me to college, was my aunt’s hand-me-down apple laptop; i then progressed to a cobalt-blue imac, then a snow-white ibook, and finally — after a brief interlude with a dell — i’m back to a macbook. we all use other apple products, too, as does almost everyone i know. to say that steve jobs’ death yesterday is a loss for us, for our generation, for the world as a whole, is an understatement. he is one of those people who truly changed the world. he was a genius.
my name is megan, and i will always be a mac.
video: from jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at stanford university. it’s worth watching all the way through, i promise.