The computer world lost a major force for good with the death of Steve Jobs. Not only did Jobs come at the right time (note others born in 1955 who influenced the field) but had good ideas about what would be a good system, especially in how it looks and how the user interacts. I say this even though I haven’t been a big iMac, iPod, iPhone user and have not been impressed enough by my use of the iPad to spend the money for one. I use the computer too much for real work so the interface of the system is, in some ways, less important than the available applications and cost.
On a related note — while at the Peets this morning, I noticed that most of the people on computers were on Apple laptops (noticed only 1 iPad). Four people sitting along the wall, all with Macs. Is this because Peets being a bay area based company attracts Mac users? Does Starbucks (of Seattle) attract all PC users?