I’m by no means an Apple fan, and don’t own any Apple products (though I’ve always wanted to play with a Newton!), but to a geek, it’s pretty hard to ignore the effects that Apple has had on the world around us.
This probably wouldn’t make it to the average list of Apple’s contributions, but my personal favorite is a Steve Jobs saying:
I take this to mean that you can keep polishing the product until it’s perfect, but it doesn’t matter how great it is unless it makes it out the door while it’s still relevant. (No, it didn’t take a lot of reading deeply into the phrase for me to come up with that, Mr. Hypothetical Snarky Commenter. An alternate meaning could be an explanation for pushing a product out the door when it contains bugs that may give others pause.)
I sometimes find myself spending more time than I should on something, in pursuit of getting it unimpeachably perfect. It’s a flaw of mine. I need to do something about that, but I’m not sure what… and giving up on quality isn’t an option. Consider this bug #1 in my public bug tracker, powered by WordPress. ;-)
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to ship this post so I can go ship that e-mail I’ve been crafting so I can finally ship myself some Zs.