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The Passing of Steve Jobs

Greetings, it is great to be back writing.  I apologize for disappearing for a little bit over the past two weeks.  As the Student Council Advisor at Carlson High School I tend to get very busy as Homecoming time arrives.  I tend to have no extra time, which means I have no time to write.  Well, I am happy to report that Carlson High School had an amazing homecoming week last week (except for a loss in the big game on Friday).  We set a record with over 900 students at our dance on Saturday night!  It was a wonderful evening.  Now that I have some free time, I can get back to writing on a more consistent basis.

The big tech story from last week had to be the the passing of Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs.  Even if you are not a fan of Apple, it is hard to deny that Mr. Jobs had a major impact on a number of industries (computers, phones, mp3 players, movies and music to name a few).  While I am a fan of Apple products, I really don't consider myself an Apple "Fanboy" (see the video below courtesy of uberreview to determine if you are a fanboy).  I do like their products, and my next computer will more than likely be a Mac again.  It is really hard to argue with products that work well.  I also enjoy my tech support calls being handled in the United States (in California), a rarity for most companies and products purchased in the United States.

I also realize that Mr. Jobs was not perfect.  I think some have gone a little overboard with the coverage and reaction to his death.  He was a brilliant inventor that helped build one of the most profitable corporations in the United States of America.  He also made some mistakes, which we all do.  I am not going to waste time writing about some of his mistakes and poor decisions.  If that is something you would like to learn more about feel free to search around online.  It will not take long to find some dirt or Mr. Jobs with a simple Google search.  It will be interesting to see how Apple moves forward.  There are reports out today that Steve Jobs left plans for new products in the future.  While the latest iPhone announcement was a little disappointing, I have faith that Apple will remain a powerhouse in the technological world.

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