Just wished to pay my respects to an immense innovator and visionary.
I found this article on the man who most influenced him very revealing:
The Man Who Inspired Jobs – being Edwin H. Land – creator of Polaroid, and this quote a breath of fresh air:
“Market research is what you do when your product isn’t any good.” And his sense of innovation: “Every significant invention,” Land once said, “must be startling, unexpected, and must come into a world that is not prepared for it. If the world were prepared for it, it would not be much of an invention.” Thirty years later, when a reporter asked Jobs how much market research Apple had done before introducing the iPad, he responded, “None. It isn’t the consumers’ job to know what they want.”