My Twitter and RSS feed readers are full of eulogies for Steve Jobs. As I mentioned in my previous post,
El Camino Real – The Royal Road of the Personal Computer Era, we both started our computer careers in the Silicon Valley, so there were various crossing of paths. Being cheap and not a follower of fashion, I’ve never actually owned an Apple product. With both the current and the previous laptops, the pro version of the Apple laptops have been in the running. As someone said, Web developers create Web apps on Macs that run on Linux. My work is more about running Web apps, so I run Linux. Like Matz, the creator of Ruby, I prefer Thinkpads. And I write technical articles as well as code. The consensus on the Computer Book Publishers e-mail list I was on, is the IBM Thinkpads have the best keyboards in a laptop. Lenovo Thinkpads are not quite as high quality, but still one of the best.
I have noticed lately that too much of my time is going into being informed about too many things. And so there isn’t much time left to actually move Amethyst forward. I need to focus. Which means ignoring the siren call of the many posts, including the obits, eulogies, remembrances, etc. on Steve Jobs. I can read everything about Steve, sitting at his feed, or I can focus on my life.
Universe Dented, Grass Underfoot points out rightly, that focusing on what matters is the best way to honor Steve Jobs.