The Macintosh and the Maverick: RIP Steve Jobs

A celebration of Apple visionary Steve Jobs’ digital creations from 1976 to present day.

The other day we either went to sleep or woke up to the sad news of Steve Jobs’ passing. He was a maverick who ushered in a new digital age, a time that will prove as monumental and pivotal as the Renaissance and Scientific Revolution before us.

Sweeping obituaries of the man now abound, from the New York Times to Mashable. Holding true to their minimalist aesthetic, the splash page of reads simply:

Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an incredible human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

Here’s a brief tribute from us to his Apple computer, from 1976 to present day.

The Apple I, 1976

The Apple II, 1977

The Apple III, 1980


Meet the Macintosh, 1984 – Mid-90s

iMac, 1998

As it is today, in my living room…

…and the other morning on the iPad as I read about Jobs’ passing.



From the Powerbook, 1989 – 2006

To the iBook, 1999 – 2006


The MacBook Pro, 2006

….and Air, 2008

A lot can happen over the course of a lifetime. We are all blessed to have been a part of Steve Jobs’ during his. History will tell: he was the Johannes Gutenberg of our times.

via Díga(Mama)

K. Emily Bond

K. Emily Bond is the Shelter Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in southern Spain, reporting on trends in art, design, sustainable living and lifestyle.