Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Steve Jobs and the Calculator Construction Set


Screw it, just do it yourself!

Chris Espinosa tries to make a Steve Jobs approved calculator and gets the treatment.
"Well, it's a start", Steve said, "but basically, it stinks. The background color is too dark, some lines are the wrong thickness, and the buttons are too big."...

So, for a couple of days, Chris would incorporate Steve's suggestions from the previous day, but Steve would continue to find new faults each time he was shown it...

The next afternoon, instead of a new iteration of the calculator, Chris unveiled his new approach, which he called "the Steve Jobs Roll Your Own Calculator Construction Set"...

Steve took a look at the new program, and immediately started fiddling with the parameters. After trying out alternatives for ten minutes or so, he settled on something that he liked.

5 Ninjas, 1 Kitten and a Fifth of Vodka!