Friday, October 14, 2011

Edwin Land and Steve Jobs: Masters of Art and Science

By: Published: October 14, 2011, AdAge.
Since his passing, there have been many comparisons of Steve Jobs to Thomas Edison, who has more patents than anyone else-before or since. But with the exception of an excellent article by Christopher Bonanos in The New York Times, almost none of the articles and obituaries on Jobs have noted the striking similarities between him and the person with the second highest number of patents, Edwin Land, founder of Polaroid and inventor of instant photography. Nor have these memorials remarked on the fact that Jobs modeled much of his approach to innovation and his role as CEO on Land, who in many ways foreshadowed Jobs' enormous success although never reached the heights that Jobs achieved..... Read more.