For the record, I really, really miss being at Apple. Especially at times like now when the company is buzzing. The iPad was just launched and is changing how we use computers. The new iPhone was leaked and rumors are flying. The stock is at an all time high and Apple’s market cap will overtake Microsoft’s soon.The whole company is stirring with excitement. Apple is the greatest place to work. If you ever get the chance, you must take it. It will be the most exciting experience of your life. You won’t often here something like this from a startup founder. One day, if I find myself looking for a job again, I will go back to Apple in a second. I would *love* to be back on the inside, building the best products in the world, working under the greatest product dictator in the world, someone I aspire to be. A few weeks ago I decided I was going to have a huge party when Apple’s market cap exceeded Microsoft’s. It’s a huge victory for a lifelong Apple fanboy like myself. I thought I had a couple months before that would happen, but now it looks like it could be soon. Even I’ll admit that it’s odd to love a company this much. But Apple has made my life what it is today by teaching me how to design, build, and ship products; by making me demand only the best from products, services, and people; by giving me the greatest job a college graduate could have; by letting me move to New York where I met Kate; and by letting me be on the inside to see the company go from near bankruptcy and an $8 stock, to consumer electronics domination and $250. What a ride. Congrats, Apple. I’ve believed in you since my first computer at age 12, and nothing has changed since.