Nov 232011


There’s a lot of different things on the Rumpus site and you won’t get it to fit in any of your normal shoeboxes or drawers.  Here’s a part of one of the newsletters,

Just a few more thoughts on Steve Jobs. He’s becoming something else, since his death. He died at just the right time for his legacy. The iPod, then iPhone, then iPad. Plus the Apple stores. At the end of the book Walter Isaacson wrote about Jobs‘ next step, the iCloud, or something like that. But he was also deeply involved in the new Apple Headquarters made with giant sheets of curved glass. I think his trajectory was probably headed in a different direction. What gets mentioned only briefly is that Jobs didn’t believe in philanthropy. He was also needlessly cruel. I think Jobs is becoming this icon because he continually ignored other people’s advice and so many of us want to think we intuitively know better than the people around us, that the only thing stopping us from becoming the next Steve Jobs is an unfortunate tendency to take other people seriously. I don’t know that that’s a good lesson.