“We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” – 1996
“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” – 1998
“If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it’s worth — and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago.” – 1996
“The products suck! There’s no sex in them anymore!” – 1997
“Nobody has tried to swallow us since I’ve been here. I think they are afraid how we would taste.” – 1998
“Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation.”
“Apple’s market share is bigger than BMW’s or Mercedes’s or Porsche’s in the automotive market. What’s wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?” – 2004
“And boy, have we patented it!” – 2007 – iPhone Launch
On Bill Gates:
“I wish him 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.” – 1997
On PC’s :
Playboy: Are you saying that the people who made PC don’t have that kind of pride in the product?
“If they did, they wouldn’t have made the PC” – 1997
“I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.” – 2001
“My sex life is pretty good these days, Walt. How’s yours?” – 2010
“The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products.” – 1996
When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.” – 1987
“You make some of the best products in the world — but you also make a lot of crap. Get rid of the crappy stuff.” to Nike
“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?” – to Pepsi
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.
“I want to put a ding in the universe.”
German craftsmanship meets Japanese technique to create the most impeccable wood glasses we’ve seen yet
There’s something wonderfully tactile with wood frames, and recent designs by Drift to Shwood offer great style at a reasonable price. A recent discovery, Herrlicht‘s hand made wood frames have upped the ante, defining the epitome of craftsmanship in wood eyeglass frames.
Advancing the accessory beyond novelty, Berlin-based designer Andreas Licht spends about a week handcrafting each pair of eyeglasses—from the lens holder to the signature four-pronged pin that enables the ease of swapping out lenses. Due to the high demand and limited run of the collection Herrlicht is exclusively sold at 1010 Optics in New York City and Brillenschneiderei Yves in Berlin. Each pair is pressed to indicate style, wood-type and serial number. Prices start at $1,500.
Follow one of the world’s most creative and innovative free runners and parkour artists, Ryan Doyle, as he takes his skills to the next level in Mardin.
A couple of MIT students came up with an interesting idea and developed the Cineskate Portable Tripod Dolly. The wheels that they developed attach to the GorilliaPod tripod for DSLR’s and thus allow for slow tracking shots and smooth rotation. For $275 you get the full kit including the GorillaPod Focus and the ballhead. $150 just gets you the little skates. The project is now up on Kickstarter and and if you believe in the idea or would want to use something like this, you can support it here.