Steve Jobs, Romantic

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4 Responses to “Steve Jobs, Romantic”

  1. grandmapucker says:

    Like that time Keats made Coleridge justify what he did for the company, and fired him because the answer wasn’t good enough.

  2. novium says:

    If I never read another panegyric dedicated to Jobs it will be too soon. I expect deification is just around the corner.

  3. In Bob Cringely’s interview for the ‘Triumph of the Nerds’ doc, he asked Jobs what was so special about Apple.

    Jobs came out with the same thing he was obsessed with for years: proportionally spaced fonts. Microsoft, he claimed, wouldn’t have bothered with those unless Apple showed the way.

    Given that when the Xerox PARC team was carved up between Redmond and Cupertino, Gates nabbed Charles Simonyi, co-inventor of WYSIWYG, who would go on to oversee the creation of MS Office, the idea that only Apple knew or cared about typography is ridiculous.

  4. edosan77 says:

    Remember that time Lord Byron made Wordsworth write all that poetry and then he turned around and sold it for a hefty profit? Then he lied to Wordsworth about how much money he got.

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