The announcement today that Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO of Apple brought to mind how long has been my relationship with the company he established with Steve Wozniak in 1976. I’m not sure exactly when this picture was taken, but it is around 1980, as you can probably see by the kit. The Apple II was sleek enough, but what about the colour monitor, the 5.25″ drives and the dot-matrix printer? Perhaps even more of-the-time is the poster above that reads “to live in a bus is enough for us”.
As my friends and colleagues know, I am a prodigal son when it comes to Apple. I deserted them for PCs soon after this picture was taken and returned only this year. Anyway, I hope Steve Jobs forgives me and that he is able to overcome his health issues. Whatever the outcome he has left behind an iconic brand.