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Steve Jobs Kept 'People' in Mind When Building Products, Says One Twitterer

Among fans the sentiment is clear—Apple products are of the people, for the people.

Editor’s note: The news of Steve Jobs’ resignation from Apple is more than just a news-byte, it’s peeling down to the core of tech fans everywhere. We plan to keep you updated on what people are saying on the virtual street and the real ones. Stay tuned.

Whether you’re a Mac lover or not, there’s no disputing Apple changed the personal computing market. In the earlier days of personal computers there were those who found Apple’s designs easy to use, and once the seed was planted, Apple lovers never fell far from that tree.

And then there were the converts, such as Cupertino Patch blogger Susan Man, who now professes her love of the products in her adopted town of Apple’s headquarters.

On the announcement of Steve Jobs’ resignation, here’s one of those converts and how he feels about the news. It’s a conversation that took place on Twitter:

Spencerchen:

The Valley doesn't get phased by earthquakes...but #SteveJobs...man, that's a tough one :(

CuprtinoCAPatch:

Why do you think it's a tough one?

Spencerchen:

In the very esoteric & confusing world of tech...he was the only one that people felt was building things for them. People.

CuprtinoCAPatch:

So you believe he understood us common mortals?

Spencerchen:

Yes. And he seems to really have cared.

CuprtinoCAPatch:

Do you think that will change if he's no longer at the helm?

Spencerchen:

Story is really about Steve, not Apple. Right?

CuprtinoCAPatch:

I don’t know. Can you separate the two?

Spencerchen:

No. This has been widely anticipated for a while. And the 3 SVPs are all his product people.

CuprtinoCAPatch:

Would you consider yourself a fanboy?

Spencerchen:

No. Not at all. Coming from enterprise, I was very pro-MSFT. Everything changed the last couple of years for me.

CuprtinoCAPatch:

Wow. Really? What changed?

Spencerchen:

I started doing more personal computing (vs. just for work). I got a great deal on a MacBook at BestBuy & rest is history.

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