Changing the world, one person at a time
Not to sound like a small thinker, but I’ve not concentrated on changing the World. Sure, I’d like to leave a mark, but making a mark is totally different than changing the World.
From all I’ve read there is no doubt it is a characteristic of a Hippy to want to change the world, literally. Yes, there are some individuals who come along who want to, but Hippies as a group did. Lots of reasons why and I won’t try to include them all here. Suffice to say the world was in upheaval then. War. Big Government. Big Brother. University Systems. Authority in general, actually. So, the Hippie Generation wanted to change the World. They saw lots of things they thought needed changing.
The hippy movement of the ’60s was a revolution against the established order. It is also the reason why the hippies were unable to unite and overthrow the system since they refused to build their own power base. Hippies don’t impose their beliefs on others. Instead, hippies seek to change the world… Skip Stone The Way of the Hippy
Well, Steve was right there in the thick of things and he brought much of it with him to Apple.
Steve did in fact change the world one person at a time because as of June 2011-
Apple released this information at the WWDC:
- 54 million Mac users worldwide
- Mac grew 28% while PC market shrank 1%
- Mac sales are 73% notebooks, 27% desktops.
- Mac App Store is now the #1 PC software channel over Best Buy and Walmart
- Pixelmator made $1 million in its first 20 days, quadrupling its revenue.
- over 200 million iOS devices sold
- more than 44% of installed mobile user base
- 25 million iPads in first 14 months
- 15 billion songs sold in the iTunes store
- #1 music retailer in the world
- iBookstore downloads topped 130 million; six publishers on board
- 425,000 apps in the App Store; 90,00 are for the iPad
- 14 billion apps downloaded from the App Store
- Apple paid out more than US$2.5 billion to devs
- 225 million iTunes accounts
- 50 million Game Center users
Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Think Different, narrated by Steve Jobs