It takes more than an hour to travel to Boac from Buenavista, south of the island of Marinduque, where you find the famed Bellarocca Resort and Spa, but local passengers thoroughly enjoy riding in jeepneys that offer something unusual. This driver has installed a laptop in his Buenavista-Boac bound jeepney that showed Hollywood action movies - the passengers were watching a Steven Segal thriller when I boarded this unique vehicle this morning.
But this really shows that even some of our local jeepney drivers have gone techie, too, and it confirms how far the original creator of the personal computer, Steve Jobs, has touched the lives of the masa in the most distant shores.
"Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it." (US president Barack Obama);
"The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented." (Microsoft chairman Bill Gates.
So true, indeed.