it’s amazing how one thought, one idea, one creation changed the music business forever. not to mention how it changed our digital life and how it changed a company.

it’s amazing how one thought, one idea, one creation changed the music business forever. not to mention how it changed our digital life and how it changed a company.

It was great," he recalled. "I had been listening to a lot of Bach. All of a sudden the wheat field was playing Bach. It was the most wonderful feeling of my life up to that point. I felt like the conductor of this symphony with Bach coming through the wheat. — Steve Jobs talking about using LSD in a wheat field via “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson.
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“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
- Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
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“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

- Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997

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Book Excerpt: Why Steve Jobs wore his black turtleneck, jeans and running sneakers uniform.
On a trip to Japan in the early 1980s, Jobs asked Sony’s chairman Akio Morita why everyone in the company’s factories wore uniforms. He told Jobs that after the war, no one had any clothes, and companies like Sony had to give their workers something to wear each day. Over the years, the uniforms developed their own signatures styles, especially at companies such as Sony, and it became a way of bonding workers to the company. “I decided that I wanted that type of bonding for Apple,” Jobs recalled.
Sony, with its appreciation for style, had gotten the famous designer Issey Miyake to create its uniform. It was a jacket made of rip-stop nylon with sleeves that could unzip to make it a vest. So Jobs called Issey Miyake and asked him to design a vest for Apple, Jobs recalled, “I came back with some samples and told everyone it would great if we would all wear these vests. Oh man, did I get booed off the stage. Everybody hated the idea.”

In the process, however, he became friends with Miyake and would visit him regularly. He also came to like the idea of having a uniform for himself, both because of its daily convenience (the rationale he claimed) and its ability to convey a signature style. “So I asked Issey to make me some of his black turtlenecks that I liked, and he made me like a hundred of them.” Jobs noticed my surprise when he told this story, so he showed them stacked up in the closet. “That’s what I wear,” he said. “I have enough to last for the rest of my life.”
(via 9to5 Mac)

Book Excerpt: Why Steve Jobs wore his black turtleneck, jeans and running sneakers uniform.

On a trip to Japan in the early 1980s, Jobs asked Sony’s chairman Akio Morita why everyone in the company’s factories wore uniforms. He told Jobs that after the war, no one had any clothes, and companies like Sony had to give their workers something to wear each day. Over the years, the uniforms developed their own signatures styles, especially at companies such as Sony, and it became a way of bonding workers to the company. “I decided that I wanted that type of bonding for Apple,” Jobs recalled.

Sony, with its appreciation for style, had gotten the famous designer Issey Miyake to create its uniform. It was a jacket made of rip-stop nylon with sleeves that could unzip to make it a vest. So Jobs called Issey Miyake and asked him to design a vest for Apple, Jobs recalled, “I came back with some samples and told everyone it would great if we would all wear these vests. Oh man, did I get booed off the stage. Everybody hated the idea.”

In the process, however, he became friends with Miyake and would visit him regularly. He also came to like the idea of having a uniform for himself, both because of its daily convenience (the rationale he claimed) and its ability to convey a signature style. “So I asked Issey to make me some of his black turtlenecks that I liked, and he made me like a hundred of them.” Jobs noticed my surprise when he told this story, so he showed them stacked up in the closet. “That’s what I wear,” he said. “I have enough to last for the rest of my life.”

(via 9to5 Mac)

simplifyyourlife:

LESS GOALS
Living with less goals allowed me to focus my life. This allowed me to achieve greater results on the things that truly mattered to me.
Steve Jobs also focused on his loved ones and his company. Interestingly, there is now a debate on why he didn’t do much philanthropic work. I think he changed the world more by focusing on Apple.

“He has been focused on two things — building the team at Apple and his family,” a friend told Sorkin. “That’s his legacy. Everything else is a distraction.”

simplifyyourlife:

LESS GOALS

Living with less goals allowed me to focus my life. This allowed me to achieve greater results on the things that truly mattered to me.

Steve Jobs also focused on his loved ones and his company. Interestingly, there is now a debate on why he didn’t do much philanthropic work. I think he changed the world more by focusing on Apple.

“He has been focused on two things — building the team at Apple and his family,” a friend told Sorkin. “That’s his legacy. Everything else is a distraction.”

Here’s to the Crazy Ones

Steve Jobs narrates the first Think different commercial “Here’s to the Crazy Ones”. It never aired. Richard Dreyfuss did the voiceover for the original spot that aired.


Watching Pirates of Silicon Valley… never knew what a great movie this was.

Watching Pirates of Silicon Valley… never knew what a great movie this was.

Conversation between Steve and Bill about legal jailbreaking…
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Conversation between Steve and Bill about legal jailbreaking…

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thedailywhat:

Oh Exploitable of the Day: When Jobs met Gates.
[moar.]

thedailywhat:

Oh Exploitable of the Day: When Jobs met Gates.

[moar.]