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Saying Goodbye to Apple's employee #31

In a world dominated by Windows-Centric machines, some may claim that the Apple user is a dedicated one, their devotion to their Macs almost romanticized. Of course if it weren't for Jef Raskin, that 'love story' might never have come to fruition. A computer interface expert, Jef was the thirty-first employee when he was hired in 1978. The following year, Jef began work on what he called a "computer that's priced affordably, targeted at consumers and extremely easy to use." His initial conception and ideas are what gave birth to the Macintosh several years later.

Jef passed away Saturday, February 26th. But his legacy will live on through the love, dedication (and sometimes fanatical obsession) that many people share for his creation.