The Future without Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was an amazing ‘creator‘, he consistently managed to innovate and I believe he has changed the way we consume music, has changed our expectations around how computers and mobile phones should operate and has given us products that we didn’t even know we needed (iPad).
Can we imagine a future without the input of Steve Jobs? Who will take the innovation lead within Apple? What legacy has Steve left?
I read a book about Walt Disney a few years ago, he is another famous ‘creator’, who has left an amazing legacy. Incredibly, before Walt died he left a series of video recordings for the board to watch each year, featuring Walt explaining where the company should be by now. Talk about leading from beyond the grave!
I know time will show us just what legacy Steve has left us, but if an article that I read yesterday is anything to go by, we are already starting to understand the genius of the man behind Apple.
According to TechCrunch, Steve Jobs had told a “veteran Silicon Valley CEO, that Apple has 1,000 engineers working to refine its processors. The thinking being if they can develop smaller processors with longer battery life, they will only be limited by their imagination on where they can put that technology.
This direction links back to the video in the Gamification post that I made a few months ago about the possibility of computers that are so small and so disposable that they could even be inside our Coke cans interacting with us through games or asking us to buy more product for a discount.
I feel confident that Steve more instore for us.
Looking forward to sharing in Steve’s legacy,