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I feel compelled to post this because my earlier post was so anti-Apple.
Steve Jobs Last TV Appearance at the Cupertino City Council (6/7/11) (by fercanal)
- Jobs body and voice seem weak. Sad.
- The way Jobs says, “No, I don’t need to use my finger and highlight different parts of the map. You can see.”
- Imagine if other major business leaders and CEOs acted and spoke like Steve Jobs?
“Jobs usually had little interest in public self-analysis, but every so often he’d drop a clue to what made him tick. Once he recalled for me some of the long summers of his youth. I’m a big believer in boredom,” he told me. Boredom allows one to indulge in curiosity, he explained, and “out of curiosity comes everything.” The man who popularized personal computers and smartphones — machines that would draw our attention like a flame attracts gnats — worried about the future of boredom. “All the [technology] stuff is wonderful, but having nothing to do can be wonderful, too.”
Americans are too entertained. Thinking often begins with boredom.
— Steve Jobs, on my two favorite objects.
Genius: Range of mind, power of imagination, and responsiveness of soul: this is genius. The man of genius has a soul with greater range, can therefore be struck by the feelings of all beings, is concerned with everything in nature, and never receives an idea that does not evoke a feeling. Everything stirs him and everything is retained within him.
When the soul has been moved by an object itself, it is even more affected by the memory of the object. But in a man of genius imagination goes further: it recalls ideas with a more vivid feeling than it received them, because to these ideas are connected a thousand others more appropriate to arouse the feeling.
—Jean-François de Saint-Lambert, from the Encyclopédie.
— I believe the best summation of Steve Jobs’s thinking.