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 Made the Future Real
by marcelbrown on Sun 7th Oct 2012 20:31 UTC
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There's a large difference between having futuristic ideas and actually implementing them. Absolutely no offense to the Alan Kay or Gene Roddenberry's of the world, but it's the difference between making cardboard mock-ups or building a device that actually works. That was the genius of Steve Jobs. I wrote a follow-up article that talks about this in more detail.

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