On Original Ideas and Creating a Culture of Design and Innovation

The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And what that means is, I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean it in a big way. In the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their product… And so I guess I am saddened, not by Microsoft’s success. I have no problem with their success. They’ve earned their success… for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just really make third rate products.

Steve Jobs, from Triumph of the Nerds: An Irreverent History of the PC Industry (watch the clip on the YouTubes)