Steve had style, quick wit, and you could tell he knew what he was talking about when he responded to questions, at least from within his reality distortion field frame of reference. Tim Cook gives a more measured response, but his intelligence to me is also quite obvious, especially when compared with interviews of, say, Steve Ballmer or even Mark Zuckerberg. Walt makes it easier to tell the pretenders from the real deal.
"I am disappointed and deeply concerned that there is no objective evidence to support my position. So far."
- Spock ￼
"We look at the tablet and we think it's going to fail." – Steve Jobs, 2003
This said after Bill Gates's enthusiastic tablet-with-stylus demonstration at the All Things Digital Conference (9:32 in). Priceless!
Man, I loved Steve for all he was able to pull off, but man he was indeed master of the RFD generator! I long ago noticed that he regularly criticized the very nature of competitors' ideas (like the tablet)...until Apple came out with THEIR take on idea (this was four years before the iPhone and iPod Touch were released). He's done it soooo many times, it's hilarious. That's why I only believe about half -- if that -- of what he ever said in interviews.
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