August 16, 2013
Jobs' Great-Man Theory of Technology

After the 1976 launch of Apple Computer, Steve Jobs bought a mansion. In the enormous house’s living room, over its enormous fireplace, the newly successful entrepreneur hung an enormous picture — of Albert Einstein.
This was appropriate. Steve Jobs, the man, was keenly aware of Steve Jobs, the legend. His keynote speeches and product launches were performances full of iconography that could forgivably be mistaken as religious. He used the word “revolutionary” the way most people use the word “nice.” He enlisted Walter Isaacson, the consummate biographer of great men, to write his official biography. He saw himself, by most accounts, as a member of the historically elite group that includes Newton and Darwin and, yes, Einstein — people whose lives made, as Jobs liked to say, “a dent in the universe.”
Read more. [Image: Endgame Entertainment; Five Star Feature Films]

Jobs' Great-Man Theory of Technology

After the 1976 launch of Apple Computer, Steve Jobs bought a mansion. In the enormous house’s living room, over its enormous fireplace, the newly successful entrepreneur hung an enormous picture — of Albert Einstein.

This was appropriate. Steve Jobs, the man, was keenly aware of Steve Jobs, the legend. His keynote speeches and product launches were performances full of iconography that could forgivably be mistaken as religious. He used the word “revolutionary” the way most people use the word “nice.” He enlisted Walter Isaacson, theĀ consummate biographer of great men, to write his official biography. He saw himself, by most accounts, as a member of the historically elite group that includes Newton and Darwin and, yes, Einstein — people whose lives made, as Jobs liked to say, “a dent in the universe.”

Read more. [Image: Endgame Entertainment; Five Star Feature Films]

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