>No company is perfect. No product is perfect. And no matter how hard he tried, Steve Jobs wasn’t perfect, either. However, unlike any other company, Apple strives for perfection in everything it produces. Apple is climbing a new mountain with several of its products, like the updated Maps app and Siri, and it’s going to encounter problems along the way. It would behoove us all to remember Apple slipped a few times on the way up several other mountains when Jobs led the way, too. ~ [Harry Marks](http://www.loopinsight.com/2012/10/15/perfection/)

When you aspire to be the best you will encounter two types of people. Those looking to tear you down, waiting for your every misstep so they can they can ridicule you. Those people are afraid you might succeed. Your success sheds light on their mediocrity.

There are others. These are the people who cheer you along and stick by you when you stumble and fall. Who are there to help you back up. They want you to succeed because your success gives them hope that the mountain can be climbed.

The dividends Steve Jobs cared about were measured in human terms. He probably wanted to be in the room telling everyone about this particular initiative last fall, but it ended up not being possible. Whatever Apple announces, I hope it lives up to my, and his, expectations. It’s funny that (at least on my end) the more I get to understand Apple, the less those expectations are measured in gadget specs or monetary compensation.

Hmm ….

I firmly believe Steve Jobs was right that devices like the iPad becoming the goto device for most people.

 

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Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.

While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Goodbye Steve.


“For the web to move forward and for consumers to get the most out of touch-first browsing, the Metro style browser in Windows 8 is as HTML5-only as possible, and plug-in free,” said Dean Hachamovtich, who leads Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team. “The experience that plug-ins provide today is not a good match with Metro style browsing and the modern HTML5 web.”

I think Steve Jobs said something similar last year.