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Changing the World
January/February 2012 (vol. 16 no. 1)
pp. 87-89
Charles Petrie, Stanford University, retired

Steve Jobs' world-changing innovations at Apple are usually considered to be his marriage of art and technology. Here, the author argues that the major changes in our world resulted from clever business models, especially those that created ecosystems in which other parties could participate. Moreover, we have Jobs to thank for a major world-changing technology: Wi-Fi.

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Index Terms:
innovation, Apple, Wi-Fi, Steve Jobs
Charles Petrie, "Changing the World," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 87-89, Jan.-Feb. 2012, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.3
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