Saturday, October 08, 2011

About comparisons...

My sister shared a video on her FB page, it was an apple commercial, the one with the "Think different" slogan. The video showed images of great men of our time, Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Jhon Lennon, Einstein, etc. A voice on the back said something like this:

"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. -- Think Different -- "

I saw a "journal" on Deviantart about Steve Jobs and the artwork that people have made to commemorate his life. I read it but I didn't notice anything strange until I saw the comments.. some, really angry ones about how the journal compared Steve Jobs to Jhon Lennon, it said something like this: "For me, Steve Jobs is an icon. The John Lennon of our time."
¿How could anyone compare John Lennon to Steve Jobs?!!!.

¿why not?. Lennon compared the beatles to Jesus, so... you have to be able to see where that comparison is coming from. On that time he was talking about popularity, not about message, not about accomplishments.

On the television commercial the great men you saw had nothing in common with each other and still they had the one thing in common that matters. Their ideas/actions marked a before and after in our way of thinking and living... so did Steve Jobs ideas and ways to manage one the most groundbreaking enterprises of our time.

Yes, there is a team behind all apple products, noone can deny that. Steve won't be remembered as the sole creator of ipods, ipads, iphones, but as the soul behind them.
Such as Shigeru Miyamoto is the designer of the most meaningful games for Nintendo, he is not the creator alone.

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