Steve Jobs. Well, I like to think so. He meant a great deal to me -- I am not a tech-geeky type by nature and would never have gotten on computers, on the Internet, or into my current career if not for the magical machine that is Macintosh, truly the computer for the rest of us. Apple products changed my life for the better, no exaggeration, and I owe Steve (& Steve W.) a huge debt of gratitude.
One of the most appropriate Steve Jobs quotes for me is: "Apple's major contribution was to bring a liberal arts point of view to computers."
And yesterday, I had one of my occasional opportunities to return to a seat of liberal arts learning myself -- the local university I started a Master's degree at, but abandoned to work in the Internet industry. This time, I was there to talk to a couple combined classes in the journalism department. The topic was an overview of 'writing for the Web,' where I tried to cram everything future writers and editors should know about the topic into one hour.
But enough shop talk! What about the outfit? Professional, yet comfortable, plus suitable for the weather. Yep, had to wear the Clarks again, both for the rain and for being on my feet. I also like to wear something purple whenever I represent my company (not hard, considering how much purple is in my wardrobe). I wasn't sure if I'd get hot in the sweater, but I'd forgotten how drafty those old buildings get.
What I'm wearing:
Purple knit dress, Target
Black ruffled sweater, Kohl's
Black tights, Calvin Klein
Black knee-high boots, Clarks
Silver disk earrings, random accessory store
Are you a Mac or a PC? Do you care?