Real Artists Ship

I love this desktop (and iPad and iPhone) wallpaper by Andrew Power.  It’s a quote from Steve Jobs, who apparently said it in 1983 to his team of worn-out engineers, trying to finish the first Macintosh computer.  This excerpt from the book Insanely Great by Steven Levy explains it in greater detail:

“Perhaps the most telling epigram of all was a three-word koan that Jobs scrawled on an easel in January 1983, when the project was months overdue. REAL ARTISTS SHIP… One’s creation, quite simply, did not exist as art if it was not out there, available for consumption, doing well… to make a difference in the world and a dent in the universe, you had to ship.”

[via SwissMiss]

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