Nor did he invent/design it…
“This don’t-be-evil mantra. It’s bullshit.”
— Steve Jobs
“WHILE THE mainstream media breathlessly chronicle Steve Jobs’ magical ability to anticipate what consumers want, they have ignored their own contribution to Apple’s rise—free public relations that pushes aside hard news on the cable “news” networks every time a new Apple product appears.
As a result, Apple will for some time be perceived as a computer industry pioneer, even as their quest to pull every last dime from our pockets slows its rate of progress to a crawl. Unlike the mantra we’re fed every day—that competition increases innovation—Apple’s cutthroat strategy relies on slowing innovation, stifling it or stamping it out altogether.
Humanity didn’t enter a new epoch simply because, as the New York Times put it, the “most important technology product no longer sits on your desk but rather fits in your hand.”
There is nothing revolutionary about an overpriced computer crippled by an uncooperative, deliberately closed design, and manufactured under conditions so unbearable they drive people to suicide, just because people can carry it in their pockets.
A genuine revolution would make virtual slavery something associated with an old, out-of-date version of humanity.”