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Goodbye Steve Jobs

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.

http://xkcd.com/961/

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ljgeoff
Oct. 6th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
All day, I've been feeling like the world is different today. And I've never owned anything made by Apple. But still.
bunnybutt
Oct. 7th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
?? I did not know you were an apple alumna. What group were you in?

I was there for the Spindler/Amelio/Steve Returns years, doing connectivity testing and ISO 9000 implementation.
firecat
Oct. 7th, 2011 07:42 am (UTC)
I wrote and edited end-user documentation (print and online). The group was called "Customer Communications" for a while. I think it might have had a different name during the years you were there, but I can't remember.

Working on documentation meant I touched a lot of projects. I have a half-made Apple T-shirts quilt languishing in my craft room...
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firecat
Oct. 7th, 2011 07:45 am (UTC)
Part of my employee orientation kit was a copy of John Sculley's book Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple.
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firecat
Oct. 7th, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
That was probably wise. I suspect that the pre-Sculley employees would have considered it an insult.
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firecat
Oct. 8th, 2011 06:48 am (UTC)
A zeppelin!

I didn't even know Apple was ever anywhere other than Cupertino (well, except for the garage).
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