That’s the techie credo… We’re going to disrupt. You cannot see it coming, but your whole world is about to be upended.
That’s what’s wrong with so many of these tech companies. There is no founder, just an educated guy who can drink a beer and rap with you. Which Steve Jobs could not do. Because he was too antisocial, and cunning. But everybody in tech is trying to imitate his reality distortion field, to the point where when they start talking, my eyes roll into the back of my head.
Maybe you still use a BlackBerry. Maybe you’re even spinning vinyl.
But those are niche products destined for the scrapheap. Some people still use typewriters and dial phones. Hell, some still employ dialup Internet access.
But most don’t.
I don’t want to hear you still buy CDs. Or don’t have a smartphone. Or don’t go on social networks because you’re afraid of privacy issues.
You’re just leaving yourself out of the game.
Yes, brain-dead. The public seems mindless. That’s what belief is all about. Check with religions.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that… Except most people think. And they’re scratching their head wondering why they need Pono.
Most people don’t. But the press did. They see sexy, they see ads, Jann Wenner is up the ass of Neil Young. Never underestimate star power.
But it will only gain you entry, it won’t get people to lay their money down.
Steve Jobs was first and foremost a businessman. Second, a visionary. Or more accurately someone who could synthesize the available information into a coherent whole. He led, but not by too much, only when the customer was ready. And he won. After getting kicked out of his own company.
Whereas Steve Jobs wanted to stay in. He adjusted, learned from his flaws.
As for me, I’m going to sit here and continue to write this stuff straight.
And that doesn’t mean I won’t get it wrong sometimes.