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Hier noch, was ich seit gestern abend über Steve Jobs gelesen und gesehen habe, Bild oben: Made from an apple computer... von Redditor BigTrick.

Steve Jobs By Stephen Fry: „I will not be so presumptuous as to mourn the loss of Steve as a personal friend, but I will mourn his loss as a man who changed my world completely. As the great writer, wit and sage John @Hodgman (who played the pasty-faced PC in the old Apple TV commercials) wrote a few hours after Steve’s death 'Everything good I have done, I have done on a Mac'.“

Wozniak Tearfully Remembers His Friend Steve
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The Atlantic: In Praise of Bad Steve

When engineers working on the very first iPod completed the prototype, they presented their work to Steve Jobs for his approval. Jobs played with the device, scrutinized it, weighed it in his hands, and promptly rejected it. It was too big.

The engineers explained that they had to reinvent inventing to create the iPod, and that it was simply impossible to make it any smaller. Jobs was quiet for a moment. Finally he stood, walked over to an aquarium, and dropped the iPod in the tank. After it touched bottom, bubbles floated to the top.

"Those are air bubbles," he snapped. "That means there's space in there. Make it smaller."

Businessweek: Steve Jobs: The Beginning, 1955-1985 – The high school loner who figured out what the world wanted from technology, The Wilderness, 1985-1997 – Cast out from Apple, Jobs tried—and failed—to make a different kind of computer, The Return, 1997-2011 – In his third act, Jobs led Apple on a run of success unprecedented in corporate history

Reuters: Jobs's design legacy: more than just a pretty phone: „The beauty of Apple products secured Steve Jobs a place in history long before his death, but design professionals said the depth of his influence on their profession goes much deeper than the minimalist look of an iPhone.“

John Sculley On Steve Jobs, The Full Interview Transcript: „The Apple logo was multicolor because the Apple II was the first color computer. No one else could do color, so that’s why they put the color blocks into the logo. If you wanted to print the logo in a magazine ad or on a package you could print it with four colors but Steve being Steve insisted on six colors. So whenever the Apple logo was printed, it was always printed in six colors. It added another 30 to 40 percent to the cost of everything, but that’s what Steve wanted. That’s what we always did. He was a perfectionist even from the early days.“


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