Steve Jobs narrates the first Think different commercial "Here's to the Crazy Ones". It never aired.
The first computer I used was an IBM 360. The high school I attended had a terminal connected to a mainframe at MIT. Then the Board of Ed got it's own mainframe, all 8k of it. Punchcards and all that. At times I made money programming in the Fortran and punchcard days. The first computer I did graphics on was a color system called Lumena 8 (from Time Arts). It ran on a souped up IBM XT, had two monitors and a tablet and sold for a mere $20,000. The school bought five of them in 1985.
My own first computer was a Mac and all the computers I have owned since are/were Macs. Mac SE, Mac LC III, Power Mac 8500, a G3, G4, G5, somewhere in here I bought an iBook , a MacPro and my current MacPro 8 core. When I bought a new machine I would sell the old ones to friends and students. The G4 and newer are still operational. I have assorted iPods and an iPhone. I guess you could say that I am a big fan of Apple.
My office at school has two Macs currently in residence, Marvin or Marvin Jr. -- Cami wasn't sure -- up on the top of a book case. It was a door stop for a while, we thought about making it into an aquarium. And the current Mac Pro on my desk.
Apple had a big impact on my personal and professional life. I make my living teaching with Apple computers. I use multiple Apple devices daily. I didn't buy Apple at $14 but Cami did. Apple was Steve Jobs and I will miss watching him at his presentations introducing new stuff, convincing people of a new thing that they needed.
I remember pulling the first aluminum cased Mac Pro out of the box, popping the side and just staring at the beautiful design, inside and out. I never did anything but swear at the inside of any IBM, Dell or other PC I had opened up. My Touches and iPhone came in wonderfully designed boxes. Amazingly designed items.