October 5, 2011, 6:12 pm

If Not for Steve…

My husband surprised me with a Macintosh Performa 575 in 1994.

I told him it had to be a Mac.

None of those god-awful Windows pieces of garbage.

A Mac.

I was Apple to the core from the beginning.


This family eats, sleeps and breathes Apple.

Okay, my son and I eat, sleep and breathe Apple.

I joke that I worship at the Altar of Steve Jobs.

So today’s announcement of his passing, while expected, is still horribly sad.

My computing life, no, my entire life, is so totally entwined in Apple, I can honestly say if not for Steve Jobs and his vision, this blog would not exist.

Emergiblog is six years old now. Because of this blog I have made friends worldwide, traveled across the country, and was inspired to return to school for my BSN – online.

Steve said technology doesn’t change lives.

It changed miine.

It changed ours.

For the better.


So thank you, Steve.

For everything.


  • Tina

    October 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Kudos to this blog! I agree completely. Technology has helped a current nursing student like myself in ways that I cannot even explain.

  • Lynda M O
    Lynda M O

    October 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Steve was the most avant garde individual of our generation. He will be missed so much.

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    October 6, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    My heart is with you Kim in mourning Steve Jobs sudden death. I think he lived his purpose well while he’s still alive on earth and that is to make impossible things possible.

  • NPs Save Lives
    NPs Save Lives

    October 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    I LOVE my Iphone. I can’t imagine how I existed without it before and my next computer will be a MAC. I often wonder what my computer programmer father would have thought about all of the tech changes over the last 20 years.

  • The Nerdy Nurse
    The Nerdy Nurse

    October 17, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    He certainly changed mine as well.

  • Andy King
    Andy King

    November 2, 2011 at 2:57 am

    I am using Mac since last 5 years. I am using Mac Book, iPhone, iPod and recently I bought iPad. And yes, I using iTune also. This “i” factor of Steve Jobs has changed life of not just one but lives of millions across the globe.

    I would also say, many many thanks, Steve!

  • Medical Insurance
    Medical Insurance

    February 8, 2012 at 6:28 am

    The man was definitely a design genius, but above all I think it was his dedication to making products that were as good as technology would allow, but also still so easy for as many people as possible to use that defines his legacy.

  • EMT Requirements
    EMT Requirements

    March 20, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Steve was an amazing person and definitely changed apple tech for the good!

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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