The Bond Between the Normal People and Technology has died – Bye Jobs

Steve JobsAs we all know yesterday Steve Jobs passed away. This is not only a goodbye-we-all-loved-you post. It is more a concerned post about the future.

First of all, I have to confess that I have never bought any Apple products and that I have always thought that they never were the most technologically advanced or the best in the market. However, Apple’s contribution to the world has been another one, one that no other tech company has reached. They have connected the two worlds: Technology Evolution and Mass Market. This not only turned incredibly profitable but also allowed the developers to have their work finally recognized by a majority of the population. I’ll further explain this rather radical point:

Oxygen for the Techies!

On the one hand we had the developers and technological researchers that tried to develop new, more powerful and better technologies and products. And on the other hand we have the mass market dealing with more and more new products with infinite technical specifications, apps, operating systems, apps and never-ending changing stuff that they never completely understand. But here was Steve Jobs smoothing the path between the two worlds and making new gadgets not only very usable but very desired. I’m not going to enter in a long explanation on how has he done this (basically ’cause we all know) but my question is…

…Who’s gonna do Job’s job now?

Among all the big tech firms I cannot see a similar approach from any of them, at least not successfully. I am a Googler and I love this company, but I have to admit that I am an early adopter and that many times – too many times – Google’s products or its vision of the world are not suitable even for the early majority. A clear example is the Chrome OS: it arrives ahead of its time.

Distribution of Consumers - early adopters, early majority, late majority and laggards.

I have a big concern on who is going to carry on this job. Will Steveless-Apple be able to continue?  Comment your opinions!

Advertisements

8 responses to “The Bond Between the Normal People and Technology has died – Bye Jobs

  1. Great job Marc! svc was “awesome” but it will be better when bcnwill go to…

    Much love from the air!

  2. Eiii Mark!!! jejejeje Como va todo?? Ya me han contado que bien, no??? jejejeje…. Bueno me ha gustado el post, pero creo que los dos mundos que ha unido (y parcialmente lo ha conseguido) ha sido el subjetivo y el objetivo, la calidad y la funcionalidad de las cosas, el diseño y la tecnología(conceptos que antes no podían relacionarse porque se creían que eran mundos aparte). Creo que eso es lo que lo hace aún más grande y no solo un producto que se vende como los churros…, pero bueno, que digo, … si el primer ordenador personal lo creo el. Un abrazo. Hablamos!!!
    P.D:A medida que vaya leyendo más cosas de tus posts, te escribiré mas.. jejejjeje CUIDATE

    • Grande! No habia pensado en objetividad y subjetividad.. me parece un apunte brillante. Gracias Pac! Tus aportaciones son mas que bienvenidas! Si te animas a hacerlas en ingles para que las entiendan todas ya.. de PM. jajajja. Un abrazo!!

  3. Muchos visionarios han muerto y todos ellos abren caminos que otros jóvenes visionarios recorren brillantemente.Quizá en la propia plantilla de Apple esté el que continúe el camino de Jobs, o quizá en la magnífica plantilla de Google.¿por qué no, tú mismo?

    • Tal y como lo veo tiene que ser desde un proyecto de emprendedor del que nacen estas cosas. Es dificil apropiarse de un tren a toda velocidad.. 🙂 pero gracias por el voto de confianza! 😀 Un beso.

  4. un resum brillant!
    eixa connexió amb la gent es molt poc freqüent, es dona de vegades en alguns “artistes” i Apple no podrà seguir fent aquest paper sense el “visionari” Jobs,
    Tampoc el pot subsistuir Google, no no de cap manera.. Google fa un altra cosa, obrir camins… tampoc es facil

    • Google ha vist la importancia de la facilitat en el UI i l’esta adoptant prou crec jo. Has vist els canvis que esta fent ultimament?
      Coincideixo en que Google esta enfocat en obrir camins pero… cosa que m’atrau molt mes esta clar. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s