Happy Birthday Steve

[BTW, I hate this new skin, needs major tweakage but I ran out of time]

From Quotes of the Day today

Steven Paul Jobs was born at San Francisco on this day in 1955. In high school he had the nerve to call Bill Hewlett to ask for some electronics parts for a school project. (He got the parts and a summer job.) He dropped out of college and was working at Atari when he started Apple, incorporating on April Fools Day 1976. He created the Apple, then the Macintosh. Losing a boardroom battle, he bought a tiny animation company and created the first all-digital motion picture, Toy Story. He created the technically stunning NeXT computer, then merged that company into Apple. He created the first successful portable digital music player, the iPod, then followed it with the hottest cell phone. Throughout, he would have an idea, evangelize it fervently, and brook no interference with those who didn’t share his belief.

In most cases, strengths and weaknesses are two sides of the same coin. A strength in one situation is a weakness in another, yet often the person can’t switch gears. It’s a very subtle thing to talk about strengths and weaknesses because almost always they’re the same thing.

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me…. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.

Nobody has tried to swallow us since I’ve been here. I think they are afraid how we would taste.
All from Steve Jobs

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I like how quality centered Steve Jobs/Apple is.  Even their packaging is so nice it always astonishes me.  Beautiful papers, cushions, forms … 

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