Crafting a Revolution (Interview with Aza Raskin) (20 Jul 2004)
What makes Jef unique is his inability to accept the status quo. When something does not make sense to him - whether it be in computer science, mathematics or musicology - he presses until he either understands why it is the way it is, or until he knows enough to realize that it is wrong. This is how he was able to formulate the ideology behind the Macintosh: That computers should make tasks easy for people, not the other way round. Jef's talent is in realizing when something is flawed, challenging it, and inventing something that's significantly better. His genius is being able to generalize his inspirations and create a rigorous theoretical framework in which he situates his inventions.
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