Originally Posted by kcfan82
This is a pretty good article on the man.
What I proposed was a computer [the Macintosh] that would be easy to use, mix text and graphics, and sell for about $1,000. Steve Jobs said that it was a crazy idea, that it would never sell, and we didnít want anything like it. He tried to shoot the project down.
So I kept out of Jobsí way and went the then-chairman Mike Markkula and talked over every detail of my idea. Fortunately, both Markkula and then-president Mike Scott told Jobs to leave me alone.
We went off to a different building and built prototypes of the Macintosh and its software, and got it up and running [...] We were trying to keep the project away from Jobsí meddling. For the first two years, Jobs wanted to kill the project because he didnít understand what it was really about.
If Jobs would only take credit for what he really did for the industry, that would be more than enough But he also insists on taking credit away from everyone else for what they did, which I think is very unfortunate.
I was very much amused by the recent Newsweek article where he said, ďI have a few good designs in me stillĒ. He never had any designs. He has not designed a single product. Woz (Steve Wozniak) designed the Apple II. Ken Rothmuller and others designed Lisa. My team and I designed the Macintosh. Wendell Sanders designed the Apple III. What did Jobs design? Nothing.
There are lots of people who worked with Jobs that have sour grapes.
But frankly, this modern generation, will care a lot less about what he did for PCs vs. how he revolutionized the new digital world. No, he did not invent modern mobile or mp3 technology, but he was easily the one who revolutionized both industries.