The first computer I remember using was at Brookville Public school in Campbellville, Ontario. It was an Apple ][ with an orange monitor. I was fascinated by the thing in grade 2, and I knew I wanted to learn more.
By the time I was in grade 4, I was given a Commodore 64 and I went down the Amiga path. I wouldn’t switch to Apple until around 1999 or 2001 when OSX came out. I had experience with the original Macintosh as friends had one, and I did a lot of development during my studies in England at the University of East Anglia under MacOS developing a small Rugby kickoff simulator/game in Modula-2. I also had exposure to NeXT computers at Carleton as well.
I have been an Apple user since including dabbling in software development for iPhone, iPad and MacOS since my lay off from Nortel in 2002 – where I was developing Windows software for Nortel Meridian and DMS 100 switches.
I’ve always admired Steve. Yeah he had his quirks, but I think his work in what he did in technology overshadows the negatives.
Here is my favourite video of Steve from Stanford University: