Yesterday I started watching clips from this talk by Steve Jobs at MIT while he was at NeXT. A few interesting tidbits include:
- Jobs love of object oriented software programming as a big leap over previous technologies. He explained how object oriented programming let people write programs much more quickly.
- Jobs talked about the importance of betting on people. He notes: “I now take a longer-term view on people. We’re building a team here and we’re going to do great stuff for the next decade and not just the next year. So what do I need to do to help the person that is screwing up learn, versus how do I fix the problem?”
- “The code that is the fastest to write is the code you don’t write. We do this by enabling developers to use objects and libraries that others have written.”