[about the internet] These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that.
Unfortunately, people are not rebelling against Microsoft. They don’t know any better.
Steve Jobs, 1994.
It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we’d given customers what they said they wanted, we’d have built a computer they’d have been happy with a year after we spoke to them – not something they’d want now.
Well, Apple invented the PC as we know it, and then it invented the graphical user interface as we know it eight years later (with the introduction of the Mac). But then, the company had a decade in which it took a nap.
They’re babes in the woods. I think I can help turn Alvy (Alvy Ray Smith) and Ed (Ed Catmul) into businessmen.
Steve Jobs, 1986.
My opinion is that the only two computer companies that are software-driven are Apple and Next, and I wonder about Apple.
Steve Jobs, 1991.
Things don’t have to change the world to be important.