Thursday, August 25, 2011

"Dear Steve, I've never owned a Mac, or an iPhone and I don't have an iPad..."

I don't even know you, but you seem to know a great deal about me.

So Steve, thank you for my Droid X.

Thanks for forcing Microsoft to integrate a mouse, even if it was on DOS 4.0.

Thank you for getting IBM to utilize 'preemptive multi-threading' in OS/2 even though it was a doomed OS.

Thanks for pushing the 3.5" floppy.  Thanks for letting all the peripherals that attach to the Lisa automatically connect.

Thanks for AppleTalk.

Thank you for seeing I really only wanted three or four songs from an album.

Thank you for disrupting the music industry - giving us Lady Gaga and incredible, mind-blowing live shows.(figure it out)



Thanks for recognizing a dwindling need and not allowing the iPad to print.

You beat the PS/2 and helped IBM find a new way.  

You destroyed the music industry and helped them find a new way, giving us immediate access to the music and artists we, the people, wanted to hear, at 99 cents a pop.

Sony, because of you, experienced the stink of defeat, the folly of internal business silo's and they found a new way.

Just days ago, you delivered a knock-out blow to what's left of Palm and Compaq; you stung the current Goliath,  Mother Blue. Can she find a new way?  She has no choice - yet believes she does.

1984
All of us, Google, FB, AoL, MicroSoft, IBM, HP, Dell, Toshiba, Samsung, Canon, Ricoh, Acer, CISCO, live and work in a world that maybe should have a little 'i' in front of it, iWorld.

Here I sit, tapping out on an HP laptop, connected to the internet via wireless connection.  Across from me, a colleague is using a MacBook, on Skype participating in a meeting that includes people on both US coasts and the Far East.

I have those white ear buds in listening to "30 Seconds to Mars - This is War", on iTunes.  My Droid sits right next to me.  Latter, I will plug one of 3 iPods into the Bose and kick out some 99 cents Bruce or U2.

The car has a connection for iPod.

Kids are playing angry birds on iTouch's during recess - they trade apps.

Love him or hate Apple, you gotta tip your hat to a guy who commanded a few, affecting so many for generations to come.

Oh, and when I take possession of my now defunct "iPad Killer", the HP TouchPad, I'll say a little thanks to Steve as well.

- maybe I do know the guy as much as he appears to know me, after all...

Vox Populi




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