Thursday, October 06, 2011

Steve Jobs remembered

My first paying job in IT was to implement a stock control system in Visicalc on an Apple ][ running the CP/M operating system. One of these. A bit later I worked on a Lisa and then a Fat Mac.

It was the Mac that started my love affair with text processing thanks to the Apple ImageWriter printer and then the amazing Apple LaserWriter.

One of my final year projects in Computer Science in Trinity College Dublin (1987) was a 3D wireframe teapot. I created it by sending postscript directly to an Apple Laserwriter over its printer cable, using an Apple 2c as a terminal.

From the Apple II to the iPad. What an amazing progression.

RIP Steve Jobs