Steve Jobs · Computer Quotes
I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to [learn calligraphy]. I learned about serif and sans-serif typefaces, about varying the space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful. Historical. Artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture. And I found it fascinating. None of this had any hope of any practical application in my life. But 10 years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would never have multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it's likely that no personal computer would have them.
We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.
If, for some reason, we make some big mistake and IBM wins, my personal feeling is that we are going to enter a computer Dark Ages for about twenty years.
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Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was co-founder (with Steve Wozniak) and CEO of Apple Inc. (formerly Apple Computer) Steve Jobs attended Homestead High School.
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