updated 02:15 pm EST, Mon December 15, 2003
Forbes: Happy Birthday Mac
Forbes' column talks about the contributions of Apple to the PC and music industries and the importance of Steve Jobs to the company: "He did not always get it right the first time, either--the first Mac lacked enough memory, was a commercial failure and led not only to layoffs but to Jobs' own ouster in 1985. 2000's PowerMacG4 Cube was also a high-priced flop. But more than most, he learned and adapted, and drove his teams to improve--over the long haul, great design can handle the odd failure, but not the failure to learn. Happy 20th, Mac! Take the day off, team. Chill, Steve. Just come back to work tomorrow."