He was an interpreter of other people's creations
and his early performances are captured on 78rpm shellac
The Rolling Stones replay hits from four decades ago
and have not had a Top 40 hit since START ME UP in 1982
The Beatles never saw a CD-let alone an MP3,
and resisted Apple itunes for three decades.
Original thinkers are rare.Their benefits immense.
For all Steve Job's exhortings to "Think differently"-
his greatest achievement was in merchandising
collations of cocktail inventions-to make products sell
in contrast to other models as efficient but less well promoted.
Consider Tesla and Edison-applied intelligences to systems
that we use as a basis for Tesla cars and electric power grids
which form a foundation for all battery powered or mains supplied computers
Second order adaptation is an artform-
the Beatles /Stones applied Southern rhythm and blues
in a British market-which became a world market.
Apple's core group of innovators will be building upon
continuing research into marketing already existent iphones,ipads,ipods etc
What we need are new ideas..start writing,please..