Unpublished Photos of Steve Jobs and Silicon Valley’s Early Days Finally Surface | Raw File | Wired.com:
Steve Jobs “to-do” list made at a company brainstorming session, with a set of very difficult technical challenges remaining for his team to solve in order to complete the NeXT Computer.”
I know that feeling all too well.
As a side note, one of the first things that struck me about this photo is how hard it would be to imagine a startup today having an equivalently ambitious (technically speaking) “to do” list. I love the photographer’s take on this:
For Menuez, so much of the current tech scene is preoccupied with profit, whereas the digital word he documented, at least at the beginning, was less interested in making tons of money and more interested in fundamentally changing the world.
“Back then you had a rare set of circumstances, a perfect storm of creation,” he says.
Instead of rushing to create the next money-making app, Menuez says Jobs and the other leaders in Silicon Valley were focused on shifting the entire paradigm by inventing something that would change everything.
“Today there is no patient money in Silicon Valley,” he says. “And that means that there isn’t enough time to make a similar kind of breakthrough.”