Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 22:41 UTC
Apple "Regarding the speech, it is amazing to hear Steve Jobs talk about some things that were not fully realized until only a handful of years ago. This talks shows us just how incredibly ahead of his time he was. I've listened to the entirety of the recording a few times now and have taken extensive notes, of which I will further elaborate on in future blog postings." This 1983 speech by Jobs is not as visionary as it seems. It's virtually identical to Alan Kay's mind-blowing Dynabook vision... From 1968. Kay even describes multitouch (p. 8) and Siri (p. 6). Not entirely coincidentally, Kay joined Apple in 1984. Look people, Steve Jobs was an incredibly talented individual that left a real imprint on the world - you don't need to make him larger than he was.
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Steve Jobs could be very wrong too
by karunko on Thu 4th Oct 2012 07:25 UTC
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Like in this "internal use only" video while at NeXT. It's all about workstations, a market that was about to tank:

And even though I think that NeXT hardware was good but overpriced and NeXT OS probably the best at the time, that doesn't make him any less wrong on nearly all counts.


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