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Steve Jobs as media visionary like Sarnoff or Zukor

The visionary entrepreneurs of Wu's century were men such as Theodore Vail (who built AT&T into a powerful monopoly), Adolph Zukor (who created the vertically integrated Hollywood studio system) and David Sarnoff (who founded NBC and led RCA). In each case, these men saw in the chaotic openness of a nascent industry an opportunity for someone who could offer dependability, quality and ease of use.  Which is why Steve Jobs comes to mind...He's not really a computer guy at all. Computers are incidental to his vision. He's a media mogul in the old style. And if things keep going the way they are, his company might be the most valuable in the world this time next year.

-The Guardian, Feb. 13, 2011

It's important to view Jobs in the context of being a great businessman.

Posted by Aaron Pressman

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