From all I've heard about Steve Jobs...He was kind of a dick wasn't he?
@PunchinMunchkin, a lot of visionaries were dicks. It's hard for a genius to deal with lower intellect. They literally lack the ability to understand why people can't see things from their perspective.
@PunchinMunchkin, from what I know, the way he ran his business was this:
"The next iPhone is coming out in 6 months. I want it to have (blank) feature. Do it, or you're fired".
Sometimes they made it, sometimes they didn't
@Possible Paradox, That and he had Thomas Edison syndrome where he would consistently take credit for things that were done by his colleagues.
@big freedom, that's because in their own way, they were also morons.
@PunchinMunchkin, Definitely! And save all the "complicated genius, brilliant but socially whatever" nonsense. He was no genius. He was creative with a decent business sense and a skilled thief. And that doesn't buy a free pass to being a dick. Imo
@PunchinMunchkin, he actually invented very little so his genius is easily questionable, however he was a master of making people fall in love with inferior products because they were visually appealing. Honestly, he didn't invent the Mac, Ipod, Iphone, iPad... Ect. He did however invent a gaming console that sucked and nearly bankrupt the company in the 90's and only saved it by selling off Pixar, yes Pixar animation.
@big freedom, "Manners cost nothing, Batman. A simple please wouldn't go amiss."
@Global Gym , never said it excused bad manners. I said it's common throughout history for visionaries to be very bad at social norms. This is not my opinion, it's just historical reference. No idea why that gets so many downvotes. Unless it's from the apple haters, who feel inadequate so they gotta hate on someone. "My team GOOD, your team BAD" like @Global Gym
@big freedom, then I guess that makes Bill Gates some sort of superhero, since he's brilliant, a billionaire, and a fantastic person. He gives millions to charities each year. Heck, he owns a few charities.
@Sybil Reisz, exactly. Because it's impossible for anyone to fit outside the norm. There is no room for subtlety or even the possibility that everything doesn't have to be exactly a single thing. There's no room for a "good guy" to have bad qualities, or a "bad guy" to have good redeeming qualities.
@big freedom, I'm sorry, but you're sending extremely mixed signals. You downvoted me, but then it sounds like you're trying to agree with my comment. But then it also looks like you completely missed the point of my comment. Because my point was that "They literally lack the ability to understand why people can't see things from their perspective" is easily disproven. You need a certain degree of empathy to be considered a good person, and empathy means you unserstand other people. Other examples of geniuses who were or are also good people include Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, and Stephen Hawking.
@Sybil Reisz, you're all over the place mate. No it's not "easily disproven" that some people with very high intellectual IQ often lack social IQ. That is not my opinion, it's been well researched and often repeated.
Does this mean that EVERY person fits that description? Apparently only in your world, because if they don't they "must be a super hero".
@Sybil Reisz, "trying to agree with your comment" was sarcasm. I have the (apparently unique) ability to understand that 2 different things can both be true at the same time. I downvoted you because you downvoted me.
@big freedom, the "must be a superhero" thing wasn't me being serious, it was me being facetious. Because you said that all geniuses are bad at understanding people, which apparently by your view makes them act like d!cks. Why would you think I was being literal?
On another note, having a low social IQ doesn't mean you don't understand people. It just means you're not good at interacting with them. But being bad at interacting with people also doesn't mean you act like an a$$hole. Being socially incompetent/awkward doesnt mean you treat everybody like garbage. It means you're bad at starting conversations, and means you either take time to think out everything you'll say beforehand, or you'll stumble over your own words. And I would know, because I myself have these problems.
@big freedom, relatable. It's like arguing with rocks
@PunchinMunchkin, Yeah, but he was the perfect representation of his company's attitude towards battery life.
@Sybil Reisz, you enjoy talking in circles about something you clearly do not understand? First, I said many, not all. Second, having a low social IQ CAN mean exactly that you don't understand people. YOU are not the standard for which the term was coined. There are many different types of personalities. Have you ever watched an episode of the Big Bang Theory? Sheldon is a character that has very high IQ but very low social IQ. This is not just something they made up for the show. It's quite common.
Stop thinking that everything has to be relatable to your own circumstance. You are not the worlds spokesperson for Geniuses that have a hard time understanding people.
Holy sh*t ya'll. Shut up already. This is some old sh*t.
Y'all are remembering that wrong when the iPad came out everyone was making period jokes about it, there's a whole snl sketch about it
@CentaurianHalfie, I just remember everyone making fun of it, saying it was a stupid idea and would be a failure (including me)
@whirligig1at6, but i don't remember anyone messing with it that much
@CentaurianHalfie, Yeah, it was a huge meme for a good few months until apps made it kinda useful.
Maxi-pad jokes, just an oversized iPod, it's just 2 iPods put together, etc.
@whirligig1at6, and you were right.
@Empshok, a successful product that brought no innovation or usefulness to the table....if only all companies could be so lucky
@Iswearimfunny, well actually yes thats about how all businesses run. Only a few people actually creat new inventions.
Yup. Sounds about right.
I actually still own/use the original iPad.
@Baltowolf12, my condolences.
@Empshok, it's fine. It's built better anyway...
Doesn't matter who does it first, doesn't matter who does it right, all that matters is who's the most memorable
@EddySteady,...if that's the kinda shet you're into.
@EddySteady, does it? 1 of these 4 men is dead. I'm sure the other 3 are happier to be alive than memorable
Every tech product that comes out has an army of people saying how terrible it is and how it will fail. Iv never seen something come to market and everyone is like yea that's awesome!
Does anyone see how affective these companies are at trapping you as customers? They have you arguing over which of their products is better purely on the base of brand loyalty. Neither of these companies care that much about the other if you ever see interviews of the leaders. They compete a little bit but most of it is already established and they even work together sometimes just to creat controversy or boost sales through a set up competition. Almost like a tech Cold War.
2001 Space Odyssey did it first from what I understand. They use a tablet like computer in that movie.