As word of Steve Job's death spread across the Web Wednesday night, many of us sat back and realized we were following the news of the Apple founder's passing...on an Apple product.
With each new release, the founder of Apple unveiled products that changed the way we live. Even if you're not a Mac convert, it's likely you have interacted, and been wowed, by an iPad, iPod or iPhone at some point. Even the most dogged PC supporters have iTunes downloaded on their computers.
As Washington Post columnist Hank Stuever wrote Wednesday night:
"What happened with Jobs and Apple over the past decade is one of the rare participatory phenomena of our disconnected and no-longer-common culture. It was as if this generation’s defining event took place in a shopping plaza and then up in the “cloud,” and this time everyone (that is, everyone who could afford Apple products) got to go to Woodstock."
It's rare to go into Starbucks, Foodies, Felicia's or any of our other area coffee shops, and not see a room aglow with that iconic Apple symbol. (Heck, it's rare for staff at to go a day without saying "Put that iPod away.") As Stuever continued in his Post column, "Now your kids won’t glance up from their iPhones. They’ll never need to."
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