In 1983, this was personal computing:
C:\>dirTHEN CAME the Macintosh in 1984. It had something called a "graphical user interface." It also had something called a "mouse."
C:\>dir "C:\audio files"
C:\Audio files>dir "revolution 21"
You could click on an icon representing what you wanted or where you wanted to go.
It was a miracle. Look!
TECHNOLOGY. What would we do without it?
That's a great question. Just don't ask Steve Jobs.
Twenty-six years after he made the world safe for personal computing, he'd rather that you just don't bug him. Or Apple.
A college journalism student learned this the hard way when Apple media relations screwed her around, and she sent an E-mail to the top of the pecking order. That would be Jobs.
After the Apple boss deigned to send her back a snotty-tot reply, a brief exchange ensued, and then Jobs got the last E-word: "Please leave us alone."
In a market economy, that can be arranged. Sigh.