If there was no Apple …

January 5, 2009 at 11:59 pm 3 comments

steve-jobs-graveThe rumours surrounding the health of Steve Jobs have had many people wondering what the future of Apple Computers would be without Jobs at the helm. The picture on the right shows the extremes to which people have let their imagination take them.

Well, at least he has put that rumour to rest by breaking the silence. He says he has a hormonal imbalance which has resulted in the weight loss that has been the source of the rumours regarding his death being imminent. Further fuel was added to the fire when he announced that he would not be the keynote speaker at MacWorld (Gosh, a guy can’t even take a break to spend the holidays with his family without people jumping to conclusions). Now that the doctors have figured out what is wrong with him, he is being treated and will slowly begin to gain weight and should be hunky dory in no time at all. Thank God for that! A lot of Apple and Steve Job fans are breathing a sigh of relief tonight – that’s for sure!

David Pogue, a personal-technolo06_pogue_lglgy columnist for the New York Times who contributes a print column, an online column, an online video and a popular daily blog, “Pogue’s Posts”, and is also an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News, appears each week on CNBC with his trademark comic tech videos.

With over 3 million books in print, David is one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the “for Dummies” series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes over 100 titles.

David Pogue piano solo imagining  a world without Apple or gadgets (which could have been inspired due to Steve’s ill health) has made some people laugh whereas others have labeled him as totally nuts.

Here are some of the lyrics from the solo number:

Imagine there’s no Apple
No products that begin with ‘I’
No monthly iPod models
No Apple Stores to get you high
Imagine all the people
Finding other things to do
Imagine there’s no bloggers
It isn’t hard to do
No viruses or spyware
No Windows Vista too
Imagine all the people
Learning to get a life
(Yoo-hoo-hoo!)
You may say it’d be a nightmare
Without Google, Mac or Dell
You might have real conversations
But the world would be dull as hell!

Imagine no new cellphones;
Kiss console games goodbye.
No David Pogue or Mossberg
To tell us what to buy.
Imagine all the people
Getting some exercise!
(Yoo-hoo-hoo!)

You may say that I’m a loony
But rest assured I’m almost done.
I’m pretty sure it’ll never happen
So we nerds can live as one!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. If there was no Apple … | Tea Break  |  January 6, 2009 at 12:22 am

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  • 2. Awais Naseer Keyani  |  January 8, 2009 at 12:06 am

    The piture is a masterpiece LOL!!

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  • 3. Fahim Akhter  |  January 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    haha, the song really gave my day a jump start. But on a serious note, really if there was no apple, no gaming consoles, no bloggers. Would the world be a simpler place ? would people meet more and be nice ? or just start being crazy ?

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