I got my first computer in 5th grade, an Apple ][+, and started teaching myself to program. I saved up all my money and got an Apple ][GS in high school. In college I got a Mac clone and learned web development and Photoshop. I worked in the gaming industry and started a 15 yr career in programming and web dev because of that. I went back to school and got a computer science degree and worked as a software engineer in the defense industry. I was a rocket scientist. I attended WWDC in ‘06 and was in the audience for a Steve Jobs keynote. I partied at the Apple campus. I have an iPhone app in iTunes. Apple was one of the most influential aspects of my life and career. Other than my parents, no other entity has been such a part of my life for so long. Steve… thank you. I don’t know where I would be now if you had not done what you did. I create. Beyond a canvas, I think and create things from nothing. You gave me an ability to be my own personal god, ruling among my own universe. The only limits I know are my own imagination and drive.