It’s better to be a pirate than join the navy

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The Mac team held another off-site retreat in Carmel in January 1983, just after the Lisa introduction (see Credit Where Due) . Steve Jobs began the retreat with three “Sayings from Chairman Jobs”, intended to inspire the team and set the tone for the meeting. The sayings were:

  1. Real artists ship. 
  2. It’s better to be a pirate than join the navy. 
  3. Mac in a book by 1986.

If you want to change the world, you need to work for a pirate

6 comments

  1. Scott, Steve means he wanted a Mac in the form factor of a book by 1986. Basically, he wanted to build the first laptop.

  2. That’s Steve Jobs at the piano isn’t it? Looking straight at the camera while everyone else is looking at everyone else (would make a great album cover, actually 🙂

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