Who are the people behind the technology that we love so much? We know the products, the websites, the online personalities but we want to learn more!
Every week here at MyMac.com, we will spotlight a company, developer or person that supports Apple users by creating solutions or entertainment for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and other platforms we all use and love by asking them to answer seven questions.
This week, we turn our attention to Peter Borg from Peter Borg Apps
1 – How did you get your start in technology?
I first came in contact with computers in school and after a while I got my own ZX Spectrum (yes, I’m really old). That interest developed into many other computers until I could afford to get my first Mac. And I always kept a keen interest in computers and kept using them in my spare time. I studied history at university and thought of computers as a hobby to begin with so it was quite late until I started to work with them professionally.
2 – What is your favorite computer of all time?
It is actually my current one – a MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina. It has just the right combination of design, portability, power and screen to be, thus far, the best computer ever made.
3 – Tell us about your latest product
My latest released product is Lingon X 4 and I really like how it does something quite complicated (running things at certain times and if something happens) and makes it quite easy for the user. From a technical perspective I like that it is now my third app which is 100% written in Swift so I can see the advances I have made in understanding how to best work with the new language.
4 – What was your first job?
My first summer job was washing up in a restaurant. But my first “real” job was in a library. From there on I started working with IT and have done most things within IT; from basic support to enterprise architecture to now working full time developing in my own software company.
5 – What advice would you give to younger people just getting into technology?
Study liberal arts. You will pick up the technology part on your own, if you truly have the interest, with the help of books, online courses and just following many web sites. But having studied liberal arts will not only enrich your personal life but also uniquely help you in your professional life. You will see things in a different way and will be able to handle information and come up with unique ideas and solutions.
6 – Who was your inspiration?
Beethoven. Although he probably was a grumpy old bugger to those around him (and I certainly don’t like that part of him) but he does show that one can overcome debilitating problems and create things that really helps mankind and truly leave the world a better place than one found it.
7 – Where can people follow you online, and what is your website?
I have deleted all my social accounts but my website can be found at https://www.peterborgapps.com/