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October 05, 2011 | By Barry Moltz

My Friend, Steve Jobs

I never met Steve Jobs or talked to him on the phone.  I never exchanged emails with him or interviewed him on the radio.  But when I heard he died, it was felt like I had lost a close friend.

I grew up with Steve Jobs in business.  I remember my father buying the first Apple II home computer that was available.  From the sidelines, I cheered Steve’s successes (Returning to Apple, MacIntosh, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, MacBook, and the iPad) and even mourned his failures (fired from Apple, The Newton, Lisa, and Next Computers).  I admired Apple coming back from having to take money from Microsoft and Bill Gates to being the most valuable company in the world.

Having worked for IBM in the 1990′s, I grew up on DOS and Windows Computers.  Apple was the other guy until I bought my first iPod.  Steve got me.  My sons all wanted MacBooks for their computers.  When it came time for my wife to have a new computer, I bought her an Apple.  When the iPhone came out, I successfully resisted it…but only for a year.

Now I cheer every Apple innovation and new product.  My family would visit an Apple store just for the fun of it.  More importantly, I cheer Steve Jobs for the impact his genius had and how much fun all of his products are to use.  RIP Steve Jobs.  We will miss you in this world.

My Friend, Steve Jobs was last modified: February 12th, 2012 by Barry Moltz

6 Responses to “My Friend, Steve Jobs”

  1. Jamey Firnberg says:

    I feel the same way, Barry. I started with the pod. Then the phone, then the pad, then the air, and finally the big mac. More to come. I was sad to hear of Steve Jobs died.

  2. You said it right Barry…like always! T

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