On Steve Jobs Passing

For those of you who don’t know, I have been a Mac user since I was a young child. My Dad sat me down in front of a Macintosh SE when I was 3-4 years old, and I’ve been a Mac user since (I am now 25). I have modeled my life after Steve Jobs, and my business around Apple, and I would not be the person I am today if weren’t for Steve Jobs. His passing is tragic, but the world his vision changed is still in front of us. With this said, I would like to share an article I wrote in May of 2005 on my Apple news and rumor website Apple-X.net. Please keep in mind I was 18 when I wrote this. A gallery of Steve Jobs photos I took at Macworld San Francisco 2006. Also see:┬áThe Hole Punch That Infiltrated A Steve Jobs Keynote and Macworld San Francisco   A Mac Renaissance? I’m A Mac User, Not Just Some iPod User Articles / Opinion Date: May 05, 2005 – 05:00 AM   The New Apple: Good, or Bad?   The other day a buddy of mine bought a copy of “Pirates Of Silicon Valley” on eBay and invited me over to watch it. Of course, I had seen the film several times, but hadn’t within the last year, so I went to my friend’s to watch the movie. Even though I knew how the story would end, I still couldn’t resist from biting my finger nails, eyes locked on the film as Gates and his chums walked down the halls of Apple. “Don’t show...

The Hole Punch That Infiltrated A Steve Jobs Keynote and Macworld San Francisco

The year was 2005, and myself and most of my writers from my website AppleXnet had assembled for the first time from all over the country for Macworld San Francisco ’05. Best yet, we had been granted press access to the Steve Jobs Keynote by Macworld. It was the second year myself, and our chief editor Eoban Binder and I attended as press, but the first time all of our writers at the time had come as well. Eoban and I showed up the day before the keynote so we could pick up our passes, and make sure everything was set for the big day. The morning of the Steve Jobs Keynote Eoban and I showed up at the Moscone center around 6:30am figuring we didn’t need to wait in line since we had press passes. We made sure all of staff had gotten their passes, and by 7am we were ready to go. At first everything seemed fine, but soon we found out that Macworld had over booked the keynote, and had started putting little yellow circular dots on some press passes to guarantee that “VIP” members of the press would get access. Then around 7:25am they announced that ONLY those with yellow dots were getting access to the Steve Jobs Keynote, and everyone else had to go into an overflow room and watch the keynote on a screen instead. My staff was completely devastated. The idea that we had all assembled in person from everywhere from Wisconsin to Hawaii to come see Steve Jobs and we were now being told last minute that we weren’t good enough...