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obsidianchrysalis
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"Poll question: Most legendary contribution of Steve Jobs"


  

          

I was taking a nap and thought about how ubiquitous smartphones are. Granted he didn't invent the technology but he did make them palatable to the public in a way that no one could figure out how to do before.

Like our 70+ year old parents use smartphones like our 4 year old children / nieces / nephews.

And he also did the same, although in smaller numbers, when he presented the Macintosh. I still remember that day in 3rd grade when I got a chance to see one up close. You felt you were looking at some creation that was in some science fiction movie. The impact the Macintosh had on personal computing, bringing computing mainstream in a way no other company had done before. And it also brought creatives a new medium which led to desktop publishing and graphic design advances not to mention music and other fields.

The iMac didn't have the impact on tech that the other two products did but it was the sign that Apple was back and made computing fashionable and accessible in a way that hadn't been done since the OG Mac.

Apple printing money isn't a tech invention but to take a company from a garage to one that was worth $300B at the time of his death and now worth $900B is something Horatio Alger wouldn't have the bravery to write.

Taking the time element out of the decision, I'd have to say the iPhone was the most impactful invention of his run.

Poll result (9 votes)
Macintosh (0 votes)Vote
iMac (0 votes)Vote
iPhone (7 votes)Vote
Turning Apple into the most profitable company in history (0 votes)Vote
And of course, RDF (1 votes)Vote
Other (1 votes)Vote

  

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
I would've said iPod...which enabled folks to embrace the iPhone
Sep 27th 2018
1
Looking back, it's an underrated product
Sep 27th 2018
5
the thing in everybody's pocket.
Sep 27th 2018
2
iPhone.
Sep 27th 2018
3
Iphone, easy.
Sep 27th 2018
4
newton
Sep 27th 2018
6
I thought to include this
Sep 27th 2018
7
Ripping off his employees
Sep 28th 2018
8
Maybe not the most legendary
Sep 28th 2018
9
FaceTime
Sep 28th 2018
10
      ^^Trump supporter level of rage against HRC
Sep 30th 2018
12
           Wow how much is Apple paying you?
Oct 05th 2018
21
and Xerox PARC
Oct 02nd 2018
14
      ^^Again , Trump level of hate
Oct 02nd 2018
16
           I don't hate Apple at all. Love my Mac.
Oct 03rd 2018
17
                >But he fleeced Xerox.
Oct 04th 2018
19
iPod = GOAT
Sep 28th 2018
11
iPod definitely.
Oct 01st 2018
13
ipod
Oct 02nd 2018
15
iPod, absolutely
Oct 03rd 2018
18
but, but, but he didnt invent the mp3 player.
Oct 04th 2018
20

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1. "I would've said iPod...which enabled folks to embrace the iPhone"
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or OS X, even....if you want to talk about the return of Steve.

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obsidianchrysalis
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5. "Looking back, it's an underrated product"
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Like you said, it groomed consumers to want devices in their pockets at all times. From there owning an iPhone isn't as much of a leap.

It also disrupted the music industry which speaks upon its impact.

  

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2. "the thing in everybody's pocket."
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3. "iPhone."
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Before that it was iPod and before that it was iMac and before that it was Macintosh computers.

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4. "Iphone, easy."
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And I think the Model 3 is gonna be like the current day iphone.

  

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6. "newton "
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obsidianchrysalis
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7. "I thought to include this"
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Since it is really the grandfather to the iPod and iPhone.

But it didn't make a splash when it launched. Mostly because it didn't have the Internet (at least I don't think. And even if it did, it would have been a lesser user experience than the browsing on the iPhone.) and was too ahead of its time. Really all of those PDA's developed were. With the exception of the Palm devices I don't think they caught on with anyone who wasn't a fierce early-adopter.

  

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8. "Ripping off his employees"
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or maybe being a deadbeat dad.

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obsidianchrysalis
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9. "Maybe not the most legendary "
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But the lack of people skills is why he's no longer a personal hero of mine.

  

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10. "FaceTime"
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Remember when he promised to open source that and then nothing happened?

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12. "^^Trump supporter level of rage against HRC"
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>Remember when he promised to open source that and then
>nothing happened?

Seek help.

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21. "Wow how much is Apple paying you?"
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I think you have earned your raise.

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14. "and Xerox PARC"
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16. "^^Again , Trump level of hate"
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Apple made a deal with Xerox - not like Apple stole anything from them.

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17. "I don't hate Apple at all. Love my Mac. "
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and I am ambivalent about Jobs. But he fleeced Xerox.

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19. ">But he fleeced Xerox. "
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No, he saw that concepts introduce in the late 60 and the 70s were being iterated at Parc and Parc had come up with several innovations that they had not commercialized yet.

It's not like he stole an Alto computer and copied it - and the Star beat the Lisa to market by several years.

Apple simply did what they do best - find ideas and commercialize them. In exchange they made a deal where Xerox could buy stock (pre-IPO) at a discounted rate and it did net them a bunch of money.

But Jobs loved what he saw, and it's not his fault that Xerox didn't see the future business opportunities and cut a different deal. Same goes for HP and the original Apple I and II.

Two things: I think Jobs was an asshole. And I was on team Amiga until 1993.

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11. "iPod = GOAT"
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13. "iPod definitely."
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Changed a system within the music industry that had been in place for generations.

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15. "ipod"
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18. "iPod, absolutely"
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20. "but, but, but he didnt invent the mp3 player."
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Props for Itunes tho

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