I still remember how excited my dad was the day he brought home his first Apple computer — an Apple IIc. It was my first real experience with computers and I spent hours on it (I believe I was 8 or 9 at the time). My dad even let me have the big “Apple” sticker that came with the computer. I proudly displayed that sticker on my Trapper Keeper.
I have always held a spot in my heart for Apple since that day. That early experience has shaped me into the tech geek I am today.
My kids are 8 and 6 and don’t know a world without iMacs, iPods, and iPhones. They have been touched by the same experience that I had at an early age. I am saddened that they won’t grow up knowing more of Steve Jobs’ innovations — but at the same time I am happy that my kids and I got to share the same childhood experience.
I can’t wait to see what their generation will accomplish thanks to Steve Jobs’ ability to make tech “cool” for all ages and allow kids at a very young age to master it.
My 14 year old neighbor, who obviously has been touched by Steve Jobs, made a great tribute video that really shows how Steve touched the younger generation: