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  • red_ryder35 red_ryder35 Feb 14, 2013 1:16 PM Flag

    Myths about Jobs and innovation

    Jobs wasn't the great innovator eveyone makes him out to be....he didn't invent the mac, ipod, ipad etc

    Jobs was infamous for stealing/borrowing great ideas from others:

    Mac --- Xerox PARC
    iPod - -- Tony Fadell invented it and brought it to Apple
    iPhone - agglomeration of many ideas already on the market
    iPad ---- agglomeration of many existing technologies

    Hence, Apple is in no great danger without Jobs and innovation is really taking what was done or being done and assembling it into something new that people never knew they needed --- all great inventors say that they stand on the shoulders of giants (those who've innovated things in the past).

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