Early college daze, January 1984. 25 years ago. A quarter century. Yikes!
You younguns don't know what the early days of the PC revolution was like. Laugh at this video, but the Mac was revolutionary for its time. If the Mac never existed I am sure we would have eventually gotten proportionally-spaced fonts and a nice tidy mouse interface. It still took Microsoft 9 years to catch up*, though.
Rumor has it that Steve Jobs is on his last legs, and frankly based upon his last public appearance I would have to say that the rumor isn't entirely unfounded. The fear is Apple is doomed without Jobs. I don't think so. If a company is reliant upon one person that company isn't much to begin with. I'm not a fanboi, I simply appreciate superior products. I am certain that Apple has groomed many talented engineers to fill Jobs' shoes.
* My recollection is that Windows 3.1 was the first Microsoft GUI interface that gained widespread acceptance. It wasn't until 1993 that people were really adapting Windows, and I think the Solitaire and Minesweeper programs helped sell it.