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Three Apples that Changed the World

The Apple That Eve Ate by Vrinda Ravi Kumar
….from the Book of Genesis: Chapter 2
The story of Adam and Eve tells of the creation of man and woman and their ultimae fall from glory.
God made the first man from clay and named him Adam. He also created a beautiful garden, which was called Eden . That night, God took a rib from Adam’s side and made the first woman, who was called Eve.
God told Adam and Eve that they could help themselves to anything they liked in Eden and wander anywhere, but forbade them to eat the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden. This tree was the Tree of Knowledge and this knowledege referred to the ability to differentiate between the good and the evil.
One day Eve met a snake that lied to her and told her the fruit on the Tree of Knowledge would do no harm. The snake ultimately succeeded in corrupting her and she ate the fruit. She took the fruit ot Adam and they shared it. Soon, they became fearful of God.
Go found that evening, adn was sad that they disobeyed Him. He banished them from the Garden of Eden. From then on,they had to make their own living from the soil and nothing came easily to them. They had children, Cain and Able, and soon died.

The Apple by Ramandeep Johal

Was gravity always
a matter
of space and time?

It used to be force
before turning itself
into a geometry.

And what was gravity before
a falling apple
turned into a force

And what was an apple
before it became a means
for attraction,                                                                
between bodies?

Or even before it was a fruit?

Apples still fall;
and as they land
on the taste bud

they keep moving
into inner space
to get lost
in the recesses of time

The Steve Jobs Story – Debanjana Kundu
Not everyone is an Apple fan nor does everyone use an i-item, but the passing of Steve Jobs indeed has left many a heart heavy.There will hardly be a soul who hadn’t heard of this genius who redefined the way that non-nerds, like me, percieved technology. He embodied innovations and entreprenual spirit like no one else.A drop out of Reed College, Jobs was brave enough to think differently and break the rules, bold enough to beleive he could change the world and talented enough to do it.
Steve travelled to India in search of spiritual enlightment in the early 1970’s and hoped on his return to the US that he would be able to save enough money and return to the Kanchi Ashram but luckily for the computing world, it never materialised. Apple was founded by Jobs, Wozniack, Markkula, and Wayne in 1976 and in 1984 Jobs introduced the first successful small computer with Graphic User Interface, Macintosh to the world. He credited his calligraphy course in college ( which he continued to attend )for the multiple typefaces which were first introduced by Mac. Despite all this he was fired from the company he started by then CEO, John Sculley. However , Steve claimed later that it was the best thing that could happen to him as he got an opportunity to start afresh. He soon started the technologically advanced but the cost prohibtive, NeXT Computer that mainly catered the scientists. Though the Jobs’ legacy at The  Graphics Group (renamed Pixar) is often  overlooked , in a sense, it may last the longest because he contributed  a culture of thinking differently. Pixar-Disney collaboration produced box-office hits – The Toy Story, Findng Nemo, Ratatouille, WALL-E and the list is endless. It was in 1996 when NeXT was bought by Apple that Jobs came back to the company he founded and became the ‘iCEO’.

In mid-2004, Jobs was diagnosed with a rare though less agressive type of pancreatic cancer that forced him to resign and rejoin Apple many times before announcing retirement on 24th August earlier this year. With his death on 5th October, 2011 the world lost an amazing human, a visionary and a creative genius all in one. One of the most powerful and influential people of our generation, he is one person whom we won’t forget for many years to come.


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