“then I will feel that my genes are still in there…”

“To me, Apple exists in the spirit of the people that work there, and the sort of philosophies and…”: “To me, Apple exists in the spirit of the people that work there, and the sort of philosophies and purpose by which they go about their business. So if Apple just becomes a place where computers are a commodity item and where the romance is gone, and where people forget that computers are the most incredible invention that man has ever invented, then I’ll feel I have lost Apple. But if I’m a million miles away and all those people still feel those things and they’re still working to make the next great personal computer, then I will feel that my genes are still in there.”

Steve Jobs, 1985 [Pithy quotes everywhere. It’s all in the timing…]
Source: One Thing Well

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