Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
People are making tge weird mistake of mistaking invention with innovation. By the way, Henry fords greatest accomplishment wasn't he automobile. It was the assembly line process that made cars affordable for the mass market.
Yep. Our world is a world of copycats. Rarely are the people who come up with an idea the ones who see the full benefits. It's often the people who take it to a new level that see extreme levels of success. Edison, Ford, and the Wright Brothers all built on ideas of others. I think that, to a lesser extent, Jobs did the same.
I don't like Apple's philosophies or products. I don't particularly like Jobs' attitude, though I don't claim to be an expert on the man. But you can't dispute that he pushed the boundaries of computing forward a ton in the past 15 years. Would MP3 players, smart phones, and tablets have gotten where they are today without him? Sure. But probably not as quickly.