What Steve Jobs and his mighty machines mean to me.

There was a day somewhere back in time the world sat up and took notice of some sleek looking gadgets and little did we know then it would become what Apple stands for today. A brand synonymous with cool, innovation, and fun.

All of a sudden, boundaries were blurred between work and play. We were able to integret music, pictures, work and lifestyle all together. These isomethings that delivered a whole new user experience and culture… iPhone, iPod, iPad…

I remember the day I first received my Mac years back. So excited, I even took a silly picture like this before I turned on the machine.

And then a dear friend of mine gifted me with an iPad. Access to a world of information with one touch of a screen. It was a big YAY for me because I started to tweet / weibo with my fans when I am on the go, upload pictures when I am on tour for concerts or work overseas…

During the time I was preparing the classical piece for my performance at the eAwards 2011, my metronome which I used since playing the piano from a young age broke. The iPad became my metronome (with an application that happens to be called ibeat! :D). I have GarageBand in my iPad too which allows me to put together quick demos on the roads.

These days while locked up at home writing and recording demos, I take my iPad to the kitchen, surfing up easy to cook and yummy recipes on Epicurious.

And of course there’s that Tom the talking Cat that makes my mom and nieces and any prim and proper person venture to say the most hilarious things, only to have Tom say it back.

So, Steve Jobs has resigned.
I guess many say they saw it coming and some analysts say the timing of the announcement was strategic , in view of the new iPhone launch.

But so much is tied to this name that I wish it wasn’t today. Maybe, its because I’ve always watched his speeches and loved how he spoke passionately about this brand he built and more importantly, substantiated his talk with innovations that kept getting better.

And I feel something for it because getting a Mac was pivotal to my life as a singer-songwriter. That was when I started writing and making music thanks to Steve Jobs and his mighty machines.

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