"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." [At the Apple Music Event 9th September 2008]
Originally from Mark Twain: The report of my death was an exaggeration.
Simple: People exaggerate about my death.
"I make 50 cents for showing up ... and the other 50 cents is based on my performance."
Simple: I am paid 50 cents a year for coming to work, and another 50 cents for doing a good job.
"I wish him [Bill Gates] the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He'd be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger."
Simple: I wish Bill Gates good luck. I just think he needs to open up. He would be a more accepting person if he had used drugs when he was younger.
"What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."
Simple: I think the computer is the most important thing that people have ever created. It is like a bicycle for our brains.
"I wish developing great products was as easy as writing a check. If that was the case, Microsoft would have great products."
Simple: I wish creating great things was easy like writing a check. If that was the case, then Microsoft would have great products.
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
Simple: Life is short, so do not waste your time living the life of another person.
"I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No', for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."
Simple: Every morning, I ask myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer is "No", then I know I need to change something.
"We used to dream about this stuff. Now we get to build it. It's pretty great."
Simple: We used to dream about making this stuff. Now we get to build it. It's pretty great.
"What customers told us was, they started to see it as a game machine."
Simple: Our customers told us that they saw the iPod touch as a game machine.