If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it’s worth – and get busy on the next great thing.
Steve Jobs, 1996.
I think the web is going to be profound in what it does to our society. As you know, 15% of the goods and services in the US are sold through catalog and television. All that is going to go on the web and more. Billions and billions, soon tens of billions worth of goods and services will be sold on the web. A way to think about it is that it’s the
The web is going to be the social defining moment for computing. I think it’s going to be huge. It’s going to bring a new generation of life into personal computing.
Steve Jobs, 1994.
I feel like somebody just punched me in the stomach and knocked the wind out. I’m only 30 years old and I want to have a chance to continue creating things. I know I’ve got at least one more great computer in me. And Apple is not going to give me a chance to do that.
Steve Jobs, 1985
(of NeXT) We knew we’d be the last company that made it (hardware and software) or the first that didn’t. We were right on that edge. And we thought we’d be the last one that made it, but we were wrong. And that pretty much put an end to any companies trying to do that.
The Macintosh will die, in another few years and it’s really sad. And the problem is, the recipe for how to create the next Macintosh – no one at Apple has a clue because no one running any parts of Apple was there when the Macintosh was made.
Steve Jobs, 1990
The web is incredibly exciting because it is the fulfillment of a lot of our dreams that the computer would ultimately not primary become a device for computation but metamorphis into a device for communication.