What a genius. Here’s some morning inspiration for you, came across this 1983 speech from the man himself yesterday but decided to post it today as I know Saturday is the day when most people chill out. Jobs as usual is charismatic in the speech and completely ahead of his time with most of his points. He begs the designers in the room to help Apple make computers that are visually appealing. Back then most of the product designers focused on buildings and cars, ignoring computers despite the fact computers were going to outsell automobiles in a few years. More on the reverse.
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“By 1986, we’re going to ship more computers that automobiles in this country,” Jobs said, adding that 3 million would be sold in 1983 alone.
“One of the reasons I’m here is that I need your help,” says Jobs. “If you look at computers, they look like garbage. All the great product designers are off designing automobiles or off designing buildings. But, hardly any of them are designing computers.”
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He also touches points on media advertising, envisions Street View map and ‘smart cities’. Way ahead of time.