Steve Jobs has died
dotis at mail-abuse.org
Tue Oct 11 20:00:44 UTC 2011
On 10/6/11 7:26 PM, Paul Graydon wrote:
> On 10/6/2011 4:02 PM, Wayne E Bouchard wrote:
>> In some circles, he's being compared to Thomas Edison. Apply your own
>> opinion there whether you feel that's accurate or not. I'll just state
>> this: Both men were pasionate about what they did. They each changed
>> the world and left it better than they found it.
> It's probably not a bad analogy, like Ford and many other champions of
> industry he didn't invent groundbreaking technology (Edison's only
> invention was the phonograph IIRC, all else was improvements on
> existing technology). They took what was already in existence and did
> something amazing with it: made it accessible, be it through price,
> ease of use or whatever.
Steve demonstrated any number of times, when excellent hardware +
software engineering + quality control is applied, even "commodity"
products are able to provide good returns. In this view, the analogy
holds when price alone is not considered.
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