Days Like Today

There are a lot of people would love to have a job at Apple. People even get excited about visiting the place. I see them almost every day, stopping outside the building where I work to take pictures of themselves standing next to the big green “1”. I see them from my window. I pass them on my way back from lunch. That’s pretty cool, no matter how you slice it.

Even so, sometimes I feel like my job is pretty normal. You know what I mean? I come in, I work hard, I contribute as much as I can, and I go home when I’m tired and I can’t concentrate anymore. The next day I pick up where I left off. It’s not always magical.

But then there’s today. Oh my goodness, today. Today is the kind of day that gives me the energy to get out of bed every morning. It gives me the drive to sit in front of a monitor for 12 hours a day. It lets me see what technology is all about, where we’re going, and what the future will hold if we keep pushing towards it, and keep thinking. It lights a fire under me, and my fingers move faster. My thoughts go further. My passion runs deeper.

It’s a great day to be here. Here’s to the crazy ones.


  1. Posted January 9, 2007 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Hey Josh, congrats on the launch. The iPhone looks impressive and I’m betting it’s pretty exciting over there.

    What I really want to know is why there’s no iChat/IM on the device. It seems like a pretty big oversight to me. Any idea why it was left out?

  2. Posted January 9, 2007 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Hey John! Unfortunately I’m not nearly close enough to the project to be able to answer such questions. Aside from that, even if I was, I’d have to leave it to Apple’s official mouthpieces to answer questions about Apple. I can really only speak for myself.

  3. Posted January 9, 2007 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    On a completely unrelated note, *cough*, I’d like to point out a great article over on


  4. Posted January 9, 2007 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Oh sorry, I meant to phrase my comment seeking your opinion on the lack of an IM client, not an official Apple stance. What’s your take on it?

  5. Robb
    Posted January 10, 2007 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Were you given an iPhone or did that guy ask to have his picture taken with you in front of the “1”?

  6. Posted January 10, 2007 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Blog posts! Woo! Josh, this post is so true. Now you know why, when I was constantly working (far beyond the point where I couldn’t concentrate), I was still insanely happy each morning to get back to work.

  7. Mom
    Posted January 12, 2007 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    I watched the introduction of the iPhone, all 80 minutes of it. It was just as good as a worship service ought to be. Thrills and amazing miracles. Enthralled followers with enthusiastic praise!