Steve Jobs was no Einstein… or Edison

October 8, 2011 by angelsmith

Not since Michael Jackson have we seen such an outpouring of heartfelt sympathy and appreciation for a public figure.  It seems the overwhelming sentiment is that Steve Jobs and his creative mind really changed the way Americans interact on a daily basis.  But did he really?

He didn’t invent anything that really changed the way we live our lives.  He improved products and added great style and elegance to the design.  He was a master marketer who built a cool company, but he didn’t invent the PC or the mobile phone.  Maybe our laptops wouldn’t be so colorful and our phones  so easy to use… or maybe 3D animation wouldn’t be quite so advanced but we’d still have them.  Now listen… I’m not trying to rain on anyone’s funeral parade, but this guy was no Einstein… or Edison… was he?

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