I was a Mac fan from the very beginning and got my first Mac in the winter of 1984. I got a job at Apple in 1988, during the Sculley years, and moved out to California. I worked for Apple full-time, then as a contractor, then part-time until shortly after the introduction of the iMac. I overlapped with Jobs for only a few years and never met him. But Apple and Jobs have been very important in my life, and somehow the world seems different when I think that he's no longer alive.