"Our business model is very straightforward: We sell great products. We don’t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers. We don’t “monetize” the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud. And we don’t read your email or your messages to get information to market to you."
A young Steve Jobs speaking at the International Design Conference at Aspen in 1983. So he's speaking to a non-technical audience in 1983, before computers were mainstream. I'm always amazed by his eloquence, incredible mental clarity, and ability to see where technology was going.
In case you missed them, photos of an early iPad prototype were revealed yesterday. They are from 2002-2004. It is known that Apple was working on a tablet before they decided to release a phone first instead. This shows how far back Apple was experimenting with the touch interface and how long it must have taken to get all the pinching and tapping and momentum scrolling just right.