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This article was published on March 5, 2010


Steve Jobs: “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas”

Steve Jobs: “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas”
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

This is an oldie but still fascinating to watch if you haven’t seen it. Steve Jobs spinning off from Picasso’s quote “Good artists copy, great artists steal” he continues, “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”

The clip comes from a documentary called Triumph of the Nerds which chronicles the rise of the PC beginning in the 1970s and continues through the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh revolution through the 1980s and the mid 1990s, ending at the beginning of the Dot-com boom with the release of Windows 95.