1. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Caught this on Yahoo! Finance today. Citing an interview Steve Jobs had with Wired magazine for the February 1996 issue. Thought I'd share it here.

    It was interesting to read through that Wired article as well.

    Here's the Yahoo! story: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/steve-...002400371.html

    Here's the Wired article from 1996: http://archive.wired.com/wired/archi...2/jobs_pr.html
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    06-03-2015 04:16 PM
  2. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing these.
    06-03-2015 08:08 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    He was spot-on in regard to commerce...
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    06-03-2015 08:20 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I don't want to act like he is the only person that had this opinion 20 years ago, but his wording was basically describing Amazon in a nutshell. Cryptic stuff.
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    06-03-2015 08:27 PM
  5. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    He ways called it.
    06-04-2015 12:29 AM
  6. taz323's Avatar
    Nice read thanks, he had a way of seeing the future.
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    06-04-2015 12:35 AM
  7. HankAZ's Avatar
    He was spot-on in regard to commerce...
    More like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Neither the Watch nor the retina MacBook were available except via online purchase. That decision was made and implemented by Apple.
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    06-04-2015 01:02 AM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That's cool! I never saw that before, but it turned out to be true for me. I haven't set foot in a mall in over a year, but I buy almost anything other than groceries online.

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    06-04-2015 04:07 AM
  9. boovish's Avatar
    I told you he had a time machine!
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    06-05-2015 06:56 AM
  10. pkcable's Avatar
    More like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Neither the Watch nor the retina MacBook were available except via online purchase. That decision was made and implemented by Apple.
    Well what about Amazon? And Ebay? I think Jobs knew what he was talking about. And lets not even go to the online adult industry, they know how to sell also. e-Commerce is the future, heck the present of the internet, as he predicted!
    06-05-2015 09:05 AM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I wish I could find it...in 10th grade (which would have been like 1995 or so), I did a report on commerce for an AP economics/business class I was taking in high school. The report discussed how people were going to move away from physically going into stores and move towards having things delivered TO them. My ideas were more focused on TV, and it discussed how our TV's would be interactive to a point where we could just wear a visor and wave our hands and food would come to us.

    I based it on a few reports I had read in several magazines, but primarily from Back to the Future 2, where Marty Jr. was sitting with his VR helmet on telling the TV to do stuff.

    While I feel that Steve Jobs was definitely a visionary...I think, at the time, the general consensus on such things was that consumer retail purchasing habits was definitely going to change. Steve Jobs was just in the thick of the industry, so it makes sense that his thoughts would fall in line with e-commerce.
    06-05-2015 10:54 AM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    More like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Neither the Watch nor the retina MacBook were available except via online purchase. That decision was made and implemented by Apple.
    He's been dead for nearly 4 years, though. That being Apple's decision doesn't necessarily make it that of a dead man.
    06-05-2015 10:57 AM
  13. qbnkelt's Avatar
    There is very little that I buy in stores anymore. Clothes, shoes, dog food, tech, I buy online. If we could order food online like Tesco, I'd do that too.
    As with everything he touched, Jobs had a keen understanding of customer service and where the consumer was headed. Results for Apple due to his understanding and vision were predictable.
    06-05-2015 01:26 PM
  14. pkcable's Avatar
    There is very little that I buy in stores anymore. Clothes, shoes, dog food, tech, I buy online. If we could order food online like Tesco, I'd do that too.
    As with everything he touched, Jobs had a keen understanding of customer service and where the consumer was headed. Results for Apple due to his understanding and vision were predictable.
    Food online did you say? ...

    https://fresh.amazon.com/welcome;jse...B90028D55198E7
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    06-05-2015 07:08 PM

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