My first computer was an Apple IIe – I was three years old…it was my mom’s first computer but I played a lot of Battle Tank on that thing, as well as made banners in Print Shop (thanks, Mom and Dad!). After that we had a string of PCs and I kind of forgot about Apple. I acquired an iPod or two in college (the mini in blue and then a Touch), and my friend Josh loaned me a MacBook Pro for an extended period of time, and THEN I remembered why Apple was so cool. Everything was seamless…the music programs worked with the film editing and it was beautiful to work on.
After ForTheRecords made the iPhone our official communication device of choice, there was no turning back. We’re both constantly attached and so are most musicians we know. For those running a small business and traveling, Apple does a dang good job of housing a home away from home.
I started making short goofy films in iMovie because I could, and to this day it remains one of my favorite creative outlets and has actually turned into a marketing tool.
I got an iPad recently because of my need to be constantly on email when driving around (or passengering around, as I do)…and because I really really wanted one. It’s an invaluable tool for communication, but it’s also making me read more because I can download any book I want. I can watch streaming content on a big screen. I can create music on it, and it fits in my small travel satchel.
So yeah, I’m an Apple Fan Girl…but only because every product I have bought from them has allowed me to immerse myself further in a creative and mobile lifestyle, which is how I live. Free to be me, with help from Apple. So thank you, Mr. Jobs. Your impact will proceed you by millenia.