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Interesting home page at Boing Boing:
If you have not seen it, I highly recommend the documentary by Robert Cringely called Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires that aired on PBS in 1996. Cringely made another documentary in the late 1990s about the Internet, but in my opinion, it's nowhere near as interesting as the first one.
This memorable interview was included in the 1996 Cringely documentary:
"Ultimately it comes down to taste. It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things in to what youíre doing. I mean Picasso had a saying he said good artists copy great artists steal. And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas ehm and I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians and poets and artists and zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world."
Steve Jobs visited Xerox PARC and "garnered" some ideas on how desktop computers should operate.
Here's part 3 of the 1996 Cringley documentary. This third part is called Great Artists Steal, which includes Apple's influence on computers. It's been a long time, since I've seen this. I recorded that documentary in 1996 and watched it many times back in the 1990s.
Fast forward to the 9:45 mark to get to the part about Jobs. "The most dangerous man in Silicon Valley."