Why Steve Jobs Missed His True Calling

An Ode to a Great Designer


I just installed a new kitchen this week. The 1970s-era oak was great, but there comes a time when you have to say goodbye. The new cabinets are modern, clean, good looking, and have that new-granite-counter-top smell. And although they lack the sticky oil texture of what I discarded, they also aren’t as spacious or as functional as my old cabinets. I wish Steve Jobs had made my furniture.

Steve would have been a great cabinet maker. An artisan of technology, I can see him directing a team of craftsmen to design the iCabinet, the next innovation in kitchen storage systems. Just imagine these features adorning your cook space.

  • Thin cabinet walls. Just look at how thin they are.
  • Strong, unibody construction for a snug fit with your refrigerator.
  • Storage for thousands of third-party dishes (upon approval).
  • Now available in white.

Of course, upgrading to new cabinets every year would become tiresome after a while. And don’t get me started on the two-year contract with AT&T. But they would be great to look at, would store all my dishes in style, and would begin an entire iCabinet industry. Bluetooth silverware trays. Door covers that attach to magnetic strips along the top. Perhaps some cabinet maker in the Pacific Northwest might even produce a new “Cabinet 7 Mango” series that would compete with Steve’s product.

Sadly, Steve Jobs has passed on. And although he transformed consumer electronics, animated movies, and store signage, he wasn’t able to fulfill his true calling in home-life furniture. And for all that, I will truly miss Mr. Jobs.

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  1. Yeah, Mr. Jobs in this picture does look like designers in iKea. iShuffle would be an ice-cream machine, iPhone could be just very sophisticated home intercom system, iPad could be color changing pot pads, iTouch could be a nice massage chair…


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