6, 2011 ABCNEWS.com Steve Jobs , remembered fondly today for the many ways in which he changed the world, was more an innovator than an inventor. He did not create the first-ever personal computer, or the first digital music player, or the cellphone -- but he took each and honed it, made it accessible, useful, reliable and very, very cool. Today Jobs is celebrated for the iPhone, the iPod, the iPad , and their sleek, seemless design. But it's also important to remember that he sometimes missed the mark too (remember the Cube?). He said he learned volumes from what didn't work. "The penalty for failure for trying to start a company of this value is nonexistent," Jobs said in a 1980s interview with ABC News .
Samsung set a new standard on Wednesday with the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 , an update to its popular line of "phablets." This isn't the first time The Journal claimed Apple was considering bigger iPhones. The newspaper reported on similar tests as recently as July . But that was after Steve Jobs' death.
Steve Jobs is deservedly remembered as a hero of innovation, but he was also always pretty tough to work for.In his bookThe Second Coming of Steve Jobs,authorAlan Deutschman reported that one way Jobs tried to motivate his underlings was by "intimidating, goading, berating, belittling, and even humiliating them." "When he was Bad Steve, he didn't seem to care about the severe damage he caused to egos or emotions... suddenly and unexpectedly, he would look at something they were working on say that it 'sucked,' it was 'shit.'" The fact is, Jobs, for all his strengths, could be a pretty awful person to work for. He was passive Ipad 2 aggressive andaggressive aggressive. So, when a 30-year-old Jony Ive began working for Steve Jobs in 1997, he suddenly had a problem lots of people have: a boss problem.