“The human race wouldn’t be flying to outer space, creating wonderful art, and transplanting organs if not for the work of unreasonable people willing to push forward,” Michael Comeau writes for Minyanville.
“Critics have their place in the world, and I often act as one myself,” Comeau writes. “But for the life of me, I can’t understand how some people wake up in the morning and expect Apple to follow some arbitrary set of rules that would make the world a better place, if only that damn Jobs would listen to reason.”
“I do a lot of thinking about how Apple comes up with so much great stuff, and it goes way beyond the scope of design and engineering. It’s will. Apple is willing to go it’s own way, and that starts at the very top with Jobs,” Comeau writes. “The harsh reality is that most big companies offer ordinary products and services that aren’t any different from that of their competitors. So we should celebrate the CEOs that are willing to stand out and go after the completely ridiculous goal of changing the world — critics be damned.”
Comeau asks, “Do you remember Apple’s famous Think Different ad?”
Comeau writes, “You can roll your eyes all you want, but Steve Jobs is living that message right now. The moment he stops being unreasonable is the moment Apple ceases to be relevant… Remember one thing: If it weren’t for Apple, we’d all be stuck with lame computers and phones… Even if you don’t like Apple’s behavior, you’re benefiting from its innovations.”
Full article – highly recommended – here.