Why I love Apple

When I was a kid, my dad was given a PC for work. It sat in our spare bedroom and came with a spreadsheet and word processor. I spent weeks teaching my dad how to use it. It was frustrating work, as this was in the days of DOS, where everything was done by typed commands.

Then I went to my friend's house. Their front door opened straight into their living room. And at the far end was a Mac (I think a Mac Classic). And my friend's dad was there teaching my friend how to use the Word Processor.

"What is this?" I thought to myself, "An adult teaching a child how to use a computer? I've never seen anything like this before. It must be sorcery"

And from that moment on, I was an Apple fan.

And, more importantly, I make sure that the software I build is as easy to use as possibly can be - so the adults can teach the children how to use it.

Take Action: Think of a childhood event that has positively impacted on you. How have you taken that experience and applied it into your everyday work?

Rahoul Baruah

Rahoul Baruah

Rubyist since 1.8.6. Freelancer since 2007, dedicated to building incredible, low-cost, bespoke software for tiny businesses. Also CTO at Collabor8Online.
Leeds, England