WE WANT OUR iPOD CLASSIC BACK! When Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created Apple computer; their unification of technology and culture changed the world forever. Apple computer provided freedom for the Individual. The company soared under their passionate combination of innovation and leadership. And then the board of directors stole the company from Jobs. Apple struggled while Steve was away because the management team destroyed His culture of vision, innovation, passion, and loyalty. The bottom dollar became valued more than the individual. The company fell from grace. Apple became just another company. But the true believers never stopped believing. When all others ran from the fallen Apple into the business worlds idolatry of microsoft; the believers remained committed. They continued to utilize Apple computers to unleash their creative Individual energy. While the lemmings followed the PC masses; the Individuals remained loyal and committed to Apple. It was the passion and commitment of the Individual that kept the company alive. When Jobs returned; their faithfulness was rewarded with a resurrection never before witnessed in the business world. Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes; Apple once again became the light of the consumer technology world. Steve signed a covenant with the Individual at the beginning of the 21st century when he introduced the ultimate musical experience for the Individual; the iPod. A musical experience created specifically for the Individual. Music selection controlled by the desires of the Individual; not by a programing director working for a radio station, steaming service, or rented cloud. The evolution of the iPod reached a crescendo with the iPod Classic. Music Lovers experienced the ultimate musical freedom at 160GB. No wires; no signals; no ads; just freedom. The pinnacle of technological freedom for the Individual. The perfect balance of culture and technology. Music is personal; the iPod Classic was personal. The Classic was not created to evolve into an iPhone that cant make calls. The Classic was created to provide freedom for the Individual. Steve Loved Music. And Steve Loved the Individual. The iPod Classic was His gift to Individuals across the globe. He reached out to Individuals everywhere through the Click Wheel; His personal outreach to the Individual. And the business world hated Steves commitment to the Individual. All they could see was yet another opportunity to control the individual. Soon the masters of the ledger sheets asked themselves, Why allow individuals freedom when we can control them? And what better way to control them than to control their musical freedom? We will take away their ability to control music on their own. We will remove the one device that threatens our total control of musical freedom for the individual; we will eliminate the iPod Classic. The business world gave the thumbs down to the iPod Classic; because they understood that eliminating the iPod Classic would eliminate the final bastion of the Individual technological freedom. The business world never truly embraced Jobs as one of them; because he never was. Because he never could be one of them. He has always been one of us. An Individual. The legacy of Steve Jobs can remain with us; in the form of His 21st century Love letter to the Individual; the iPod Classic. The iPod Classic has earned its seat at the table. So the question is not if Apples new board of directors care about Steves iPod Classic. They have already shown their hand. Their legacy will not be technological passion for the individual. Their legacy will be technological fashion. Fashion that changes with the wind. No loyalty to the Apple Family. Just loyalty to their place at the head of the money trough. They are not committed to the legacy of Steve Jobs. So the real question is; are WE committed to the legacy of Steve Jobs? Where are the true believers? Will the true believers stand up for Steves gift to the Individual? Will We make our collective voices sing for Our iPod Classic; just as the iPod Classic has sung to Individuals for the past decade? Or do We no longer believe? Have We given up on His legacy? Have we exchanged our commitment to the world of the Individual, for a commitment to the harnesses of the business world? Are there any Individuals still out there? We kept Apple alive once before. We can do the same for Steves greatest gift to the Individual; the iPod Classic; Click Wheel and All. Let Us not think like the business world. Let Us Think Different. Let us save the iPod Classic with the very tools the business world used to eliminate the iPod Classic. Let us use the internet websites, discussion boards, blogs, clouds, and social media, to make sure the Individual is heard; and Steves legacy is returned to the Family. Let Us be of one Individual voice; saying .. WE WANT OUR iPOD CLASSIC BACK!