Technology Changing the World?

Via HP, link to a fascinating piece on Steve Jobs.:

Jobs doesn’t believe that technology is going to change the world. ‘This stuff doesn’t change the world. It really doesn’t … Technologies can make it easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. But it’s a disservice to constantly put things in a radical new light ” that it’s going to change everything. Things don’t have to change the world to be important.’

Sanitary water supplies. Refrigerated food storage. Maybe those were technologies that changed the world, but this computerized gizmo stuff? Nah.

The last piece of technology he bought that “really delighted him”?

‘I actually bought a bicycle recently. It’s just … wonderful.’

With that I think I’ll go for a ride.

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