If you were one of the 200 or so people who bought an Apple-1 computer back in 1976 or 1977 and still have it on a shelf in the back of your garage, guess what? You're in the chips. And we don't mean microprocessor chips, either.
Like millions, I caught the news about the death of Steve Jobs glancing at Twitter on my iPhone after dinner. I was seeing the fire hose of social media reaction 45 minutes after major news outlets broke the story. Rather than gorge on tweets and obits, I decided I needed to gather some things to make a little shrine (pictured above) to burn off some nervous energy and collect my thoughts. The trip to the grocery store to pick up candles and roses, and subsequent camera fiddling, brought back memories of my first encounter with an Apple product.
Death of a Visionary: Steve Jobs, the iconic Apple co-founder who's influenced 21st century technology, computing, gadgetry and culture in inestimable ways, has died. He was 56.
Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs has died. He was 56 years old, and arguably one of the greatest Boomers to ever live. The Associated Press reports that his death was announced without mention of specific cause. Look forward to more from us on Mr. Jobs: his great accomplishments and the lessons we can all learn from him.
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