Source: CBS News
quote: Bill Gates will definitely be in the history books while Steve Jobs may only get a brief mention here and there in some business books.
quote: He was forced out of Apple,
quote: and NeXT was a failure.
quote: ...but became the basis for OSX when Jobs returned to Apple. NeXT was just a little ahead of its time.
quote: Hate on the guy all you like, but you can't take away what Jobs was able to accomplish with Apple. And if it weren't for Jobs, Gates and Microsoft might not have been nearly as successful. GUI and object oriented programing would have still been in its infancy. Tablets would still be a niche item, if that. Smartphones/Android wouldn't exist at all.Jobs forced the envelope on a lot of these things, even though he didn't develop the tech himself. He saw potential in tech that others discarded or didn't have a use for.
quote: Without Jobs Apple is starting to look more and more like just another computer company. May as well be Acer but with $140B of liquid cash at its disposal.