Taking v. making

“You know we’re constantly taking. We don’t make most of the food we eat, we don’t grow it, anyway. We wear clothes other people make, we speak a language other people developed, we use a mathematics other people evolved and spent their lives building. I mean we’re constantly taking things. It’s a wonderful ecstatic feeling to create something and put it into the pool of human experience and knowledge.”

–Steve Jobs, in a Nov. 1983 interview with Steven Levy two months before the launch of the first Macintosh. Levy wasa freelance journalist for Rolling Stone at the time and later wrote a book about Jobs and Apple, “Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer that Changed Everything.”