QOTD: The next Steve Jobs?

Interesting quote from The New Yorker:

“Who will be the next Steve Jobs? I doubt it will be Mark Zuckerberg. He gives every indication of being the next Bill Gates: a smart dude who has one great idea at the right time, builds a monopoly, and then keeps it by releasing stuff that’s good enough but never great. I can say this for sure: the next Jobs won’t be someone trying to be Jobs. You can’t be a great innovator by imitating. So it won’t be someone who changes design a little bit more in the way that Apple has changed it—by making a phone just that much sleeker, a box that much whiter, or a tablet that much faster.

It will be someone who sees something we need before we know we need it. Most of the three million Miles Davis tribute albums are lame.” (emphasis added)

– Nicholas Thompson, The Next Steve Jobs (And the Last One)

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