Steve Jobs

Jobs: Make the ‘first phone that people would fall in love with’

Former Apple employee Bob Borchers:

“What’s interesting is that the challenge Steve laid out for us when we created the iPhone wasn’t to make a touch-screen device that would play apps and do all of this stuff,” Borchers told students. “His [charge] was simple. He wanted to create the first phone that people would fall in love with. That’s what he told us.”

And that is why Apple is so successful.

Moron Kanye West says he’s the next Steve Jobs

Donda will “pick up where Steve Jobs left off,” West said of the late, visionary Apple founder. With 22 divisions of writers, DJs, publicists, designers, musicians, scientists and much more, the company will strive to “make products and experiences that people want and can afford,” West said, “to help simplify and aesthetically improve everything we see hear, touch, taste and feel,” and “dream of, create, advertise and produce products driven equally by emotional want and utilitarian need.. To marry our wants and needs.”

Kayne West is a moron if he thinks that he is anything like Steve Jobs. His name shouldn’t even be used in the same sentence as Steve Jobs. Idiot.

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Steve Jobs awarded a Grammy

As former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs helped create products and technology that transformed the way we consume music, TV, movies, and books. A creative visionary, Jobs’ innovations such as the iPod and its counterpart, the online iTunes store, revolutionized the industry and how music was distributed and purchased. In 2002 Apple Computer Inc. was a recipient of a Technical GRAMMY Award for contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field. The company continues to lead the way with new technology and in-demand products such as the iPhone and iPad.

Very nice.

Apple founding docs sell for $1.6M

John C Abell for Wired: The papers in question comprise the contract which formed Apple Computer Company on April 12, 1976, and are signed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, the Pete Best of the computer revolution who … Continued

∞ Letters to Steve: Inside the E-mail Inbox of Apple's Steve Jobs

Mark Milian, a technology writer for CNN, has reviewed more than a hundred of these e-mails, compiled from those posted by fans to blogs and online message boards. Some never-before-published e-mails from Jobs were shared exclusively for this book. As a whole, these correspondences provide a behind-the-scenes and inside-the-mind account of Jobs’ final and most triumphant years.

This is a Kindle Edition book.

∞ Steve Jobs nominated for Time's Person of the Year

Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs was nominated by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams to be Time magazine’s Person of the Year. If selected it would be the first time the distinction would be awarded to a person posthumously.

Make it so.

∞ Jobs advised Zuckerberg about Facebook

Brian Womack:

“I had a lot of questions for him,” Zuckerberg said. The topics included, “how to build a team around you that’s focused on building as high quality and good things as you are.”

If there’s one person you’d like to answer your questions, it would have to be Steve Jobs.

∞ Steve Jobs posthumous backlash was fast

New York Times: It wasn’t just Gawker. The waters quickly muddied after the first wave of obituaries passed. Thanks to Facebook and Twitter, anyone with a beef against Mr. Jobs or Apple found a platform to sound off about an … Continued

∞ Yoko Ono to introduce Steve Jobs tribute at MTV Music Awards


“Like John Lennon, the man I love deeply, Steve Jobs was a dreamer who changed the world,” Ono is expected to say during the online awards ceremony that begins Oct. 31 at 8:30 p.m. PT at “But of course when we lose a genius of that caliber, they are never really gone. They live on all around us, through our memories, their words, and their work. Their spirit grows in us forever to the end of the days.”

∞ Steve Jobs on Apple's HDTV

Walter Isaacson recounting a conversation with Steve Jobs about an Apple HDTV

“‘I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,’ he told me. ‘It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud.’ No longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels. ‘It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.’”

∞ Steve Jobs called Android a 'stolen product'

An excerpt from Walter Isaacson’s book looking at a meeting between Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt:

“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong,” Jobs said.

∞ 'My boss is calling'

Masayoshi Son, CEO of Softbank:

Son said, “I visited Apple for the announcement of the iPhone 4S [at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California]. When I was having a meeting with Tim Cook, he said, ‘Oh Masa, sorry I have to quit our meeting.’ I said, ‘Where are you going?’ He said, ‘My boss is calling me.’ That was the day of the announcement of the iPhone 4S. He said that Steve is calling me because he wants to talk about their next product. And the next day, he died.”

Steve was involved until the end.

∞ Apple posts fan-driven 'Remembering Steve' tribute

Apple on Wednesday posted a Remembering Steve tribute on its Web site, comprising comments well-wishers have sent following Steve Jobs’ passing. After Steve Jobs passed away earlier this month, Apple directed people interested in sharing their thoughts to send e-mail … Continued

∞ Apple tried to buy Dropbox

Victoria Barret for Forbes: What Houston does is Dropbox, the digital storage service that has surged to 50 million users, with another joining every second. Jobs presciently saw this sapling as a strategic asset for Apple. Houston cut Jobs’ pitch … Continued

∞ Apple's largest box

James Stewart writing for the New York Times about Steve Jobs’ accomplishments in retail architecture: In many ways, the retail architecture is simply the largest box in which an Apple product is wrapped, and Mr. Jobs was famously attentive to … Continued

∞ NeXT logo design

Logo Design Love: The only thing Rand knew was that the mysterious NeXT computer was a black cube. With this scant yet meaningful intelligence, Rand developed a unique proposal book for the mark that walked the reader — Mr Jobs … Continued

∞ Steve Jobs' turtlenecks

Gawker: According to Isaacson’s book Steve Jobs, due out in two weeks, Apple employees jeered their boss’s scheme for a corporate outfit. So he had to settle for a personal uniform, modeled on shirts he saw noted designer Issey Miyake … Continued