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Steve Jobs' Vision of the World - YouTube
The world as Steve Jobs saw it:

When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you're life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.

That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again.
stevejobs  quotes  life  inspiration 
december 2011 by tysone
Less Human Than Human: The Design Philosophy of Apple
Maria Bustillos writes, "The widespread admiration for Apple's design ethos is in two parts: one functional, the other aesthetic. The functional aspects of Apple's products can indeed be magical and thrilling. But the vibe of Apple's product design is uniformly cool and impersonal, and the monolithic sterility of their glassy retail palaces is really something shocking. So far as design goes, it's an imperial aesthetic, entirely lacking a human dimension—or a potted plant."
forsnd  apple  stevejobs  design  aesthetics 
november 2011 by tysone
Daring Fireball: Getting Steve Jobs Wrong
. Jobs understood technology but was not an engineer. He had profoundly exquisite taste but was not a designer. What it was that Jobs actually did is much of the mystery of his life and his work, and Isaacson, frustratingly, had seemingly little interest in that, or any recognition that there even was any sort of mystery as to just what Jobs’s gifts really were. Gladwell, alas, takes Isaacson’s portrait of Jobs at face value.
stevejobs  innovation  ideas 
november 2011 by tysone
Daring Fireball Linked List: The Parable of the Stones
Designing a product is keeping five thousand things in your brain and fitting them all together in new and different ways to get what you want. And every day you discover something new that is a new problem or a new opportunity to fit these things together a little differently.

And it’s that process that is the magic.
quotes  stevejobs  apple  ideas  innovation 
november 2011 by tysone
Needing Jobs
“Jobs, jobs, jobs” has for months been the mandatory and obvious response of politicians when asked what they think the economy needs. (Like Tora, Tora, Tora, blah, blah, blah, and 9-9-9, it apparently doesn’t count unless said three times.) Sadly true to begin with, the phrase took on additional sorrow last month with the death of Steve Jobs, whose public persona had become synonymous with Apple.
stevejobs  apple  design  forsnd 
november 2011 by tysone
A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs - NYTimes.com
"We all — in the end — die in medias res. In the middle of a story. Of many stories."
stevejobs  apple  quote 
october 2011 by tysone
How the Newsweeklies Covered (and Designed) the Death of Steve Jobs
Not only did Time, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Newsweek stop their production cycles on a dime and revamp with well-thought out and brilliantly-designed special issues, but they also, with covers, photos, and graphic treatments, helped drive the whole worldwide conversation about the "meaning" of Steve Jobs, turning a moment of sorrow into one of inspiration and creativity.
forsnd  design  stevejobs  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
Steve Jobs, Enemy of Nostalgia
Mike Daisey writes, "Steve Jobs was an enemy of nostalgia. He believed that the future required sacrifice and boldness. He bet on new technologies to fill gaps even when the way was unclear."
forsnd  stevejobs  apple  nostalgia  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
How Steve Jobs Infused Passion Into a Commodity
“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design."
forsnd  design  stevejobs  quotes  inspiration  management  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
SPD: Farewell to an Icon: Steve Jobs
We lost a great one yesterday. Here, the design community reacts to the impact that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had on themselves and design along with a look at how magazines have covered his early death. 
forsnd  stevejobs  spd  design  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
Apple Steve Jobs The Crazy Ones - NEVER BEFORE AIRED 1997 - YouTube
Steve Jobs narrates the first Think different commercial "Here's to the Crazy Ones". It never aired. Richard Dreyfuss did the voice for spot however Steve's is much better
stevejobs  apple  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
Unicorns and wheels: Apple's two types of products
The exciting thing about this second type of product, for investors and consumers alike, is Apple is now expert at capturing their lightning in a bottle. 'Twas not always so...
apple  prediction  tim_cook  stevejobs  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
How Steve Jobs handles trolls (WWDC 1997) - garry's posterous
The hardest thing is: how does that fit in to a cohesive, larger vision, that’s going to allow you to sell 8 billion dollars, 10 billion dollars of product a year? And, one of the things I’ve always found is that you’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards for the technology”. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure out where you’re going to try to sell it. And I made this mistake probably more than anybody else in this room. And I got the scar tissue to prove it. And I know that it’s the case. <br />
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And as we have tried to come up with a strategy and a vision for Apple, it started with “What incredible benefits can we give to the customer? Where can we take the customer?” Not starting with “Let’s sit down with the engineers and figure out what awesome technology we have and then how are we going to market that?” And I think that’s the right path to take. 
stevejobs  apple  vision  strategy  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
Notable Designers Reflect on Steve Jobs
Jobs believed design and technology could improve the world. “I want to put a ding in the universe,” he told me when I first met him in 1981. This was a sentence he often used. He scolded the nonbelievers.
forsnd  design  stevejobs  apple  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
Daring Fireball: Resigned
Apple’s products are replete with Apple-like features and details, embedded in Apple-like apps, running on Apple-like devices, which come packaged in Apple-like boxes, are promoted in Apple-like ads, and sold in Apple-like stores. The company is a fractal design. Simplicity, elegance, beauty, cleverness, humility. Directness. Truth. Zoom out enough and you can see that the same things that define Apple’s products apply to Apple as a whole. The company itself is Apple-like. The same thought, care, and painstaking attention to detail that Steve Jobs brought to questions like “How should a computer work?”, “How should a phone work?”, “How should we buy music and apps in the digital age?” he also brought to the most important question: “How should a company that creates such things function?”
apple  strategy  ethos  stevejobs  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
Steve Jobs: ‘Unfortunately, That Day Has Come’ - BusinessWeek
Still, it’s a testament to his products that his obvious deterioration has done little to shake investors and only added to his legend. Apple stores are packed because the products are good, and sometimes even beautiful. But buying an iPhone while Steve Jobs is still alive is something to tell your kids about, like buying a Model T from Henry Ford.<br />
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As an oracle, Jobs, 56, is irreplaceable.
stevejobs  apple  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
New Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm Thinking Printers' | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
“What is the one thing people will always need? It’s obvious: printers. Printers with fax machines attached, printers that collate and staple, perhaps a printer that makes photocopies. Anything’s possible. It’s called innovation.”
apple  stevejobs  tim_cook  theonion  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
Steve Jobs’s Patents - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
The 313 Apple patents that list Steven P. Jobs among the group of inventors offer a glimpse at his legendary say over the minute details of the company’s products — from the company’s iconic computer cases to the glass staircases that are featured in many Apple stores.
patents  apple  stevejobs  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
Call Me Fishmeal.: Success, and Farming vs. Mining
The people who really change the world are farmers. Steve Jobs works constantly on his products, every waking minute of every day. He lives and sleeps and breathes them. He's obsessive and crazy and kind of scary — but he's trying to build something. He didn't just say, "Here's my idea: smart phone! BAM! Go make it happen. Ima jump in the sauna." That simply doesn't work. God is in the details. In the implementation.
business  ideas  execution  startup  stevejobs  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
YouTube - Steve Jobs Oldie but Goodie
Steve Jobs, back in the day, telling us how simple brands really need to be.
apple  video  history  stevejobs  marketing  advertising 
august 2010 by tysone
Three ways of looking at Steve Jobs (Best of Kottke)
The most exciting things happening today are objects and the Web. The Web is exciting for two reasons. One, it's ubiquitous. There will be Web dial tone everywhere. And anything that's ubiquitous gets interesting. Two, I don't think Microsoft will figure out a way to own it. There's going to be a lot more innovation, and that will create a place where there isn't this dark cloud of dominance.
stevejobs  history  apple 
august 2010 by tysone
You couldn't pay me to work for Ballmer - (37signals)
Jobs needs worthy opponents and Ballmer isn’t it. ... It matters who’s at the top. It sets the company tone. Microsoft is undoubtedly full of very smart people, but as long as they are being run by Steve Ballmer, they’re going to be shackled by his ineptitude. I wish Microsoft had their evil genius back.
stevejobs  apple  steveballmer  microsoft  leadership 
june 2010 by tysone
Steve Jobs holds court at D8 conference | Tablets | MacUser | Macworld
“We have wonderful arguments. The best ideas have to win, otherwise you don’t have good people who stay.”
stevejobs  apple  innovation  quotes  leadership 
june 2010 by tysone
Doc Searls on Steve Jobs
Steve is an elitist and an innovator, and damn good at both
stevejobs  apple  history  innovation  prediction  1997 
may 2010 by tysone
waffle → Prescience (Or: Who Wants A Stylus?)
Steve Jobs: It’s really true, if you’ve got a bunch of rich guys who can afford their third computer … that’s your market!
stevejobs  history  apple  ipad 
may 2010 by tysone
Steve Jobs' Big New York Times Letdown - Steve Jobs - Gawker
Users have jeered the New York Times' main iPad app, but the newspaper is listening to one in particular: We hear Steve Jobs is among the app's most vociferous critics and has been shunning it.
stevejobs  apple  ipad 
may 2010 by tysone
The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs : Please stop thinking about Gizmodo, doors being broken down, etc.
"Going forward, if you’re ever in doubt about what you should think about, and you can’t get through to me personally, just ask John Gruber, and he’ll tell you what I want you to think. Or, again, if all else fails, think about Gandhi, who loves his new iPad and is totally addicted to Tap Tap Revenge."
stevejobs  apple 
april 2010 by tysone
Thoughts on Flash
Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice. ... Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.
stevejobs  apple  adobe  iphone  flash 
april 2010 by tysone
1993 Steve Jobs inverview about Paul Rand
I asked him if he would come up with a few options. And he said, “No. I will solve your problem for you. And you will pay me. And you don’t have to use the solution. If you want options, go talk to other people. But I’ll solve your problem for you the best way I know how. And you use it or not. That’s up to you. You’re the client. But you pay me.” And there was a clarity about the relationship that was refreshing.
stevejobs  apple  paul_rand  design 
april 2010 by tysone
8 stars speak out on Steve Jobs - FORTUNE
Larry Ellison: "I remember when Steve was my neighbor in Woodside, Calif., and he had no furniture. It struck me that there wasn't furniture good enough for Steve in the world. He'd rather have nothing if he couldn't have perfection. And I jokingly said, 'The difference between me and Steve is that I'm willing to live with the best the world can provide. With Steve that's not always good enough.'"
stevejobs  apple  creativity 
november 2009 by tysone
What Would Apple Do? Don’t Ask | Redfin Corporate Blog
"Steve Jobs is firmly enshrined as the Valley’s Jesus with Eric Schmidt as a capable but boring prophet. When a major American industry collapses, no one imagines Eric Schmidt as the savior; all eyes turn to Steve Jobs."
stevejobs  apple  google  innovation 
july 2009 by tysone
Dan Lyons: Why We Need Steve Jobs | Newsweek Technology | Newsweek.com
I have no idea what makes one operating system work better than another, except that I know you need to have someone in charge who keeps telling the engineers that it's not good enough—go back and do better. And that, my friends, is why Apple, and all of us, need Steve Jobs.
apple  stevejobs 
june 2009 by tysone
Advice from Steve Jobs on Living and Dying - The Daily Beast
"Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.”
stevejobs  speech  leadership  death 
january 2009 by tysone
Enjoying the show, avoiding the flamethrower: life inside Apple | Technology | guardian.co.uk
Even two years after I left Apple, I still feel like I celebrate two Christmases: the one I celebrate with my family, and the one in January that we celebrate when Steve Jobs gets up on stage and says: "I have a few things to show you today that I think you'll really like."
stevejobs  apple  guardian  technology 
january 2009 by tysone
Daring Fireball: That He Not Busy Being Born Is Busy Dying
It’s not that Steve Jobs is fearless, but rather that he’s afraid of not changing. Where other CEOs can’t bring themselves to do something different, Jobs can’t bring himself to keep doing the same thing.
stevejobs  apple  strategy 
december 2008 by tysone
Daring Fireball: Memoranda
Apple and Microsoft, as ever, offer a study in contrasts. Take, for example, two recent company-wide memos from CEOs Steve Jobs and Steve Ballmer.
writing  stevejobs  microsoft  leadership 
august 2008 by tysone
YouTube - 1993 interview re: Paul Rand
Steve Jobs: "I asked him if he’d come up with a few options. And he said 'No, I will solve your problem for you. And you will pay me. And you don’t have to use the solution; if you want options, go talk to other people.' "
stevejobs  design  identity  paul_rand  video 
march 2008 by tysone
Steve Jobs speaks out - On whether Apple could live without him (5) - FORTUNE
"My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better. My job is to pull things together from different parts of the company and clear the ways and get the resources for the key projects."
stevejobs  apple  leadership 
march 2008 by tysone
The Guts of a New Machine - New York Times
"It's not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.''
apple  design  stevejobs 
january 2008 by tysone

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