Malcolm Gladwell thinks that history won’t remember Steve Jobs

Vlad Savov, for The Verge:

It’s for his latter work, not for how much money Gates made with Microsoft, that Gladwell expects him to be remembered some 50 years from now. As to Jobs, he suspects people would be asking, “who’s Steve Jobs again?” Though his language feels tongue-in-cheek, Gladwell’s broader point is about the fact that we’re idolizing businessmen for their money-making aptitude, whereas their long-term legacy will actually depend on the broader impact they had on the world.

Because no one is going to care about the man that revolutionized the music and telephone industries, created the market for the personal computer, and then went on to revolutionize that industry as well. Right.

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