Steve Jobs used Wayne Gretzky as inspiration


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Technological icon Steve Jobs, who passed away Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, always seemed to be one step ahead of the competition when it came to developing innovative concepts.

He gave a glimpse into the concept he believed in at the end of the Macworld Conference and Expo in January 2007 by quoting hockey legend Wayne Gretzky:


“There’s an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. ‘I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.’ And we’ve always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very very beginning. And we always will.”

Jobs changed the world in which we lived. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.


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