Steve Jobs on Design

I’ve been reading a lot of Steve Jobs quotes recently here is another one I can relate to with the products that I’m building.

“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs on Design

Tech.Ed Keynote Review

My thoughts on the keynote that was presented at Tech.Ed Sri Lanka.

To start off with the keynote was way too long and went on for what felt like four hours. I expected the presenters to excite the large gathering of developers about the new innovations that will be comnig in the .NET platform. Instead the damn PeopleReady message was stuffed down our throats. Repeatedly.

What do I care about some marketing initiative bs from Microsoft? Is this the sign of things to come with SteveB taking over the reins? I sure hope not.

The demos by Matty on the other hand were a treat to watch.

Tech.Ed Keynote Review

Innovation Comes From Saying No

I was reading the free Getting Real book from 37Signals and came across this Steve Jobs quote. I love it!

“We Don’t Want a Thousand Features”

Steve Jobs gave a small private presentation about the iTunes Music Store to some independent record label people. My favorite line of the day was when people kept raising their hand saying, “Does it do [x]?”, “Do you plan to add [y]?”. Finally Jobs said, “Wait wait — put your hands down. Listen: I know you have a thousand ideas for all the cool features iTunes could have. So do we. But we don’t want a thousand features. That would be ugly. Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It’s about saying NO to all but the most crucial features.”

—Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple (from The Seed of Apple’s Innovation)

Innovation Comes From Saying No