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Saying Goodbye to Steve Jobs

on Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:58pm

Steve Jobs changed my life.

Spring of 1984 was the second semester of my freshman year of college at The University of Texas. I was 17, a musician and Plan II Honors Program major. I was taking computer science classes, but the languages were Pascal and CPM, and the machines I worked on were clunky and command-line driven (DOS was king). I had started coding when I was 12, in BASIC using a Radio Shack TRS-80 16k machine my grandfather bought me.