As a kid, Apple kept my young mind running – could I really program a computer? Those scifi books I was reading were coming true.
As a college student, Apple kept me from flunking out – why was writing papers so much easier for me than my PC friends? What did they know that I didn't – or was it vice versa?
As an twenty-something entrepreneur, Apple frustrated me – Why the heck can't I do my (“real world”) work on a Mac? What happened to that cool company I once loved?
As a thirty-something entrepreneur, Apple thrills me. I type this on a MacBook Pro that is, when necessary, a better PC than anything I have at home. Honestly, I used Parallels less and less every day – but she's there if I need it – and I got a cool computer again. I listen to a Podcast on my iPod. I could go on and on there.
Happy Birthday Apple.