School Zone created its first software program for the Apple computer in 1996. It was called “Alphabet Express” and it won Apple’s Human Interface Design Excellence Award, Hoffman said.
Michael Zachary, owner of Mac Exchange in Spring Lake, said this morning he was not surprised over the worldwide outpour of sadness over the news of Jobs’ death.
“He was not really a hero, I would say, but he was more like a guide for all things that are possible,” Zachary said. “... Here’s a guy who started a business in a garage with his buddy, and here it is the big thing that it is today. Every time they come out with a new product, you have a feeling Steve was behind it all.”
Zachary said he believes Jobs set out plans that will keep Apple at the forefront of technology for years to come.
“The evolution of the machines was just amazing,” Zachary said, “Because he was sick for so long ... I have to believe he laid down his vision for years to come.”
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