He Did Not Invent Anything…that changed the world in any way.
I was in the beautiful city of Sydney today, and as I walked past the Apple store I see a crowd of people almost-religiously worshipping the ground, placing candles, cards, flowers and all sorts of random things at this makeshift shrine that overlooks the front of the nicely cleaned glass.
Then I spot a card saying “My life has no Meaning anymore”, really now? Because of the death of a company CEO? (Images below)
Steve Jobs never actually invented anything, and the media is constantly going on about his death, I spotted one article that even went on to clarify why he wore a black turtleneck. (Images below)
I just do not see how people compare him to Edison or even Bill Gates.
People keep saying he “invented” the iPhone or the iPad but In reality, his major contribution was just deciding what was to be released out of the development stage.
To compare him to Edison or Gates — who literally designed, built and sold their products — is ridiculous.
Thomas Edison invented the light bulb we know today, did we mourn his death as much as we did Jobs’?
The iPhone was not an invention, it was a design, a design of a piece of equipment that has existed for a few decades now and although people arrogantly dub it as the first Smartphone, the Palm Pilot from 1999 could store apps and be used as a micro computer as well as a phone, the iPhone is nothing but marketing genius aimed towards people who have no idea what “high-tech” really is.
Steve Jobs was probably one of the great achievers of our lifetime, but his legacy does not deserve such over-the-top media coverage. He did not invent the motorcar or even the Computer, or even the Personal Computer for day-to-day consumers.
We are living in times of war, economic crisis, hunger, poverty and sexual trafficking and slavery – so, to say that Jobs changed the world would be stupid. The folks at Apple released a mobile phone in a shiny case at ridiculous price, not a poverty-reducing-hunger-solving-war-ending machine.