Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

My first computer was an Apple II Plus. I paid more than $3,000 for it so I could write—and then edit without retyping—my school papers without tearing out my hair. (Until then, I was practically addicted to Wite-Out.)

That first computer started my 30-year love/hate relationship with technology. Thank you Mr. Jobs for your part in that, and for continuing to frustrate my attempts to change any battery in any of your products.

I’m sad to see you go, and I offer condolences to your friends and family. With the greatest admiration and respect….

Dave Kalman