Steve Jobs has died

Douglas Otis dotis at mail-abuse.org
Tue Oct 11 15:00:44 CDT 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.

-Doug



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