Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Great Artists Steal
I think Steve Jobs is probably wishing he never said that.
The above video was taken from an interview that Steve Jobs did back in 1996 for the documentary entitled "Triumph of the Nerds". It is pretty clear now that Steve Jobs has changed his mind on whether or not "Great artist steal". Especially after Steve filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nokia, and HTC.
Then again, perhaps Steve is ok when the stealing is done by him and not by others. Let’s face it. The iPhone is a revolutionary device that uses a lot of technology that other people created, but never implemented as well as Apple did. Everything from multi-touch on down was in another device prior to the iPhone. But yet Apple has seemingly taken possession of those technologies.
Perhaps the line is better stated, “Great artist steal and prevent others from stealing back.” Hopefully this will all be resolved shortly.