Timothy P. Brown
Apple introduced me to my first computer. I started out with a blue bondi iMac and from the moment I started using it, I felt liberated. Since that moment, I loved computers, not because I wanted to be a coder, but because I found computers to be fun and provided me with an endless thirst for learning and knowledge. It gave me an opportunity reinvent myself, going from someone who was immersed in the analog universe, to someone full immersed in the digital world.
Several things began to happen that signaled the slow deterioration of this love and fascination with Apple: The death of Steve Jobs, Apple's assault on skeuomorphism, and the most recent implementation of the subscription model. Combined, those three things are what led to the end of my love affair with Apple.