My friend Nishadh might be knowing more about gadgets than Steve Jobs himself. The statement is not as much an exaggeration as it seems – check out what he says about his love for them. 🙂
I know most of us have heard these words a million times by now, especially in the last few months but for the uninitiated, these words were made famous by Mr. Steve Jobs (not his though, he came across them on the back cover of a magazine).
This post is not about him or Apple so I’ll try and not write too much about either though I will come back to him because technology or gadgets without him or Apple would have been a lot different from what we see it today, at least that’s what the literate in this field believe.
The first piece of a desktop on which I worked (work = gaming, which was mostly what did for a long time) was way back in 1996 and it was a 486. Since then there has been no looking back for me with regards to desktops/ laptops/ netbooks/ ultrabooks or any other piece of gadgetry. This was also accentuated by the fact that an uncle of mine is an electronics engineer so EFY (Electronics for You, a magazine) was a regular. Also, I have always been lucky enough to get various electronic gadgets (ranging from long distance radio-frequency controlled cars, the first 16-bit video game by SEGA to more advanced pieces (like iPhone4 of which I am a proud owner) from a very young age.
There is a room in my maternal grandparents’ house which is fondly called as the Gadget Room, because when all of us are there, the room boasts of 2-3 laptops, 5-6 cell phones (including 3 iPhones), 3-4 iTouch, couple of iPads etc. (we all love Apple), not to mention other standard accessories.
I have always wanted a Macintosh ever since I laid my eyes on one of those brightly colored, curvy, concealing all the parts yet you could still see them; the first generation of the click wheel iPods (which I did own) followed by the second generation iPod (still have it), the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle and the latest offering iTouch (again a proud owner). Maybe now the reason for naming the post so becomes apparent. My love with Apple and the legendary Mr. Jobs has been hardwired for a long time and that’s one of the reasons why I love various gadgets and gizmos. There are many critics to both Apple and Steve Jobs like for every other thing/person in this universe, but for myself I owe a lot to Steve Jobs’ Apple.
Whenever I am travelling I am never without my iPhone4 and iPod Touch and to complement them my Bose ear plugs. On the top of my list of purchases is a Macbook and an iPad3. There are plenty of sites where one can satisfy the hunger to know about various gadgets so keep googling.
PS: Sorry if I made the post too much on Apple or Steve Jobs instead of on gizmos.