This guy badgered me about how Microsoft was going to completely change the world with this tablet PC software and eliminate all notebook computers, and Apple ought to license his Microsoft software. But he was doing the device all wrong. It had a stylus. As soon as you have a stylus, you’re dead. This dinner was like the tenth time he talked to me about it, and I was so sick of it that I came home and said, “Fuck this, let’s show him what a tablet can really be.
Steve Jobs, from his biography by Walter Isaacson.
Probably in my top 3 favorite quotes from the book. It showed the value of:
1. Talking vs Doing (Just do it already.)
2. The Myth of Original Ideas (Tablets have been around before the iPad, Mp3 Players have been out before the iPod, Smartphones have been around before the iPhone.)
3. Refinement (Microsoft’s planned to make a tablet with a stylus because a stylus was part of the status quo for making any product without a physical keyboard.)