remember when Mac felt so exclusive back in the 90's, for a student it
Using the first Mac (owned by my seniors computer from his cubicle
workstation in the 6th. year studio back in my uni) I've began to
experience its simplicity. I remember how people were dissing it as
isolated due to its software and 'limited' functions. I've highlighted
this to him, he just smile and kept on using it no matter how much PC
have gone through so many updated windows versions and peripherals.
Years gone by, the iMac G3 comes to the market (never felt strongly how 'Garamond' would
look so awesome for a product), the tagline 'Yummy' next to a computer
was so compelling. Yet, I've just stood from a distance, too
afraid to take the next step. The skepticism and the thought of being
isolated computing haunts
me. Will it be just like my current window system, I wonder? The last
thing I ever wanted is having to spend another great amount of cash for a
system that is not compatible with my printers, scanners and working
files. And people still dissing it as all functionless glossy computer
fit for those 'creative elite' people.
One day my car was
broken in, my suitcase (with my office attire) and my NEC laptop was
stolen and by forced, I felt strongly that it is time to shift not just
for the iBook, but also to quit from the job that I hate and what other
people say in how we should lived our life. I shifted to the unknown.
I've began to read again, traveling, research and draw. Surviving with
less than what I used to make was a huge gamble. If the new computing
system goes down like my previous laptop or needed an upgrade or even
the latest virus software protection - I simply couldn't afford it.
iBook delivers, everytime without fail. For the first time, I don't
need to be a computer programmer in order to used my tool, I can
concentrate fully on my work. While I'm working, the iBook automatically
self updated itself for the latest driver and new features.. for free.
The podcast & iPod Nano have changed in how I traveled. I'am
discovering new musics, aspiring information, profound knowledge and of
course, your inspiring keynotes while I'm entirely on the go, in the
road of the unknown.
hard to described that feeling, but it made me smile. In this journey
of the uncharted path, I have support from something more than just a
reliable tool. Perhaps this is why my senior was smiling and sticking
with his Mac, you simply couldn't justify it with a simple word, you
have to used it to
understand. Steve, you have created something more than just a computer,
it is the thought, the love
and the care behind it in every details and not merely just for a quick
These are the unspoken words beyond the headlines of any technews.
though, I'm still far away from reaching the destination of my dreams,
Steve, you have showed us the possibilities of dreams in the
impossibilities and I am forever overwhelmed with gratitude. TQ for All Your Ideas, Design & Inspirations.