So true and so pity.
Look at the heat Musk and Zuckerberg are taking these days. We would probably have a much different view of Jobs if he was in his prime in the social media era.
I've listed a ton of references, but my favorite quote is from  :
The firm actually lost nearly $1.1 billion (GAAP net income) against just $2.22 billion in net revenue in the fourth quarter.
It works out to a -49 percent GAAP net margin.
So in my opinion, the idea is great (actually, truly freaking fantastic to me), but the company is burning through cash at an incredible (and often growing) rate.
To me, that is not the making of an incredible company.
...which one could take to mean that a lot of these peoples' problems today are self-created (see: not knowing when to shut up)
Please explain to me how he fits into the category with Holmes and Kalanick.
There are many reports about Jack Dorsey being inspired/obsessed by Steve Jobs. Running 2 companies also rings a bell.
As for Sqare, yes they are headed towards (big)? success, but they are not there yet. And from what I see they are much better at operations than inovations, which is different from what Steve Jobs was known for.
I know he accomplished some cool stuff but geez.
"... was running a character-based text editor that I viewed with the typical pious disdain of a Macintosh purist." ( https://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?project=Macintosh&stor... )
Did Jobs share a similar bias? Did he understand why a small % of the population would want to have access to the command line (The inverse of his "mere mortals" references)? Did he take advantage of the tools provided by using a shell?
For doing what? Filtering log files and running services? He wasn't a sysadmin (and even programmers, aside for their IDE and debugger, mostly use the shell when they wear a sysadmin hat for their own computer).
That said, the first computer Apple built was the Apple I, and II -- which only had a command line interface.
I thought Steve always wear his turtleneck. Even going with investment banks. My guess is that those days it was way more formal then what we have now.
>He loved hanging out in art museums. My memory could well be off, but I remembered it as 300 new white shirts. He wanted a new one each time he dressed up.
So he doesn't do any clothes washing? Would the old one be recycled? Throw away?
Fascinating Story, I miss Steve. I miss the old Apple. Where they are relentlessly innovating. It is not that they have stopped now, but it has definitely slowed.
And I think with this story, Cake will now get lots of invitation to its site.
Now it turns out that that is wrong, I should have been wearing dark suits with custom made Italian shirts! Duh!
Looking forward to the great work that is to emerge now that I have course corrected.
In his NeXT and early Apple return years he wore a lot of things including expensive Italian suits (the business magazine were fond of mentioning that to show his style).
Steve started wearing that sometime around 2000. So like 23+ years into his career.
I used to be an Apple-guy, although I've moved away from it recently,
I wonder, if Steve was still there, would I have stayed with Apple?
Steve asked intensely the first time he saw it, “Is this cool?” I think that was his way of saying he didn’t get what it’s good for. I said I wasn’t sure.