WordPress, like much of the planet, have some tributes going around to Steve Jobs & Apple. I haven’t ventured over to the “Computer” categories on here, but I have seen some of the new themes offered. One has the Retro Label: It offers the original Macintosh as a backdrop, with several early Mac “features” for your page.
Now, I admit, I didn’t exactly jump on the Apple Bandwagon. It was more like someone bought me a ticket and I’ve been going back to ride the line ever since. I’m not a computer guy at all; I get as amused with people waiting to hear The Keynote, as they get frustrated by my obvious apathy. To go even further with the sacrilege: A computer is just another tool in my world. Just like a cell phone is only a tool to be used at my convenience. If I want to talk to someone I have it on me, when I don’t feel like being interrupted, I forget the phone in the truck. Contrary to popular belief, a cell phone can be ‘misplaced’ for an entire weekend, and miraculously found on Monday morning.
But don’t get me wrong. I totally understand the homage and respect being shown to Steve Jobs this past week. I even thought the Apple logo with the Jobs profile bitten out of it was a pretty cool design. The man was arguably a genius and he developed a line of products that swept the world. Still… is a Macintosh already retro?