Steve Jobs didn’t invent the post-PC era. But on June 1, 2010, he put it on the calendar.
This is the AllThingsD riff in which Steve Jobs, 17 months before his death, crafted his famous analogy, comparing the trucks of the agrarian era to PCs, and cars to whatever comes next.
“Will it be the iPad?” he asks rhetorically. “Who knows? Will it happen next year or five years from now or seven years from now? Who knows?”
On the sixth anniversary, we know. It was the smartphone, not the tablet. And five-to-seven years was a pretty shrewd guess.
The video: 2 plus minutes on YouTube.