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What Makes Steve Jobs Special?

It was the iPhone and then the iPad that started the post WIMP era

If James Watt had also invented the Deisel Engine …

If Rudolf Diesel had also invented Electric Engine …

If Guglielmo Marconi had also invented Telephony …

If Alexander Graham Bell had also invented Mobile Phones …

If Thomas Alva Edison had also invented the Fluorescent Lamp …

If Edgar F. Codd had also invented the rules of post RDBMS technologies …

Then they would be like Steve Jobs – the inventor of the next generation technology which supersedes his own invention.

It was the MAC which had started the WlMP (Windows Icon Mouse Pointer) era. It was the iPhone and then the iPad that started the post WIMP era.

Well … you may say that Steve Jobs did not invent the products alone. But then same thing can be said about all the name mentioned above.

WIMP

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Udayan Banerjee is CTO at NIIT Technologies Ltd, an IT industry veteran with more than 30 years' experience. He blogs at http://setandbma.wordpress.com.
The blog focuses on emerging technologies like cloud computing, mobile computing, social media aka web 2.0 etc. It also contains stuff about agile methodology and trends in architecture. It is a world view seen through the lens of a software service provider based out of Bangalore and serving clients across the world. The focus is mostly on...

  • Keep the hype out and project a realistic picture
  • Uncover trends not very apparent
  • Draw conclusion from real life experience
  • Point out fallacy & discrepancy when I see them
  • Talk about trends which I find interesting
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