Moby was interviewed by The Observer the other day and dropped this gem when he was referred to as a pioneer.
“Well here’s the funniest one and I’m hesitant to talk about this because it sounds either like nonsense, or self-aggrandising.”
He goes on to explain how Apple launched iTunes and he told Jimmy Dickson, one of the heads, that they needed a proprietary Apple MP3 player. Their Newton device had failed and they weren’t keen, but he insisted.
“A year or two later they brought me to a hotel room at the Crosby in New York, handed me the first iPod and said: ‘Steve wanted you to have this.’ I said: ‘You do know at some point this is going to have a camera and a phone attached to it?’ And they laughed at me and said that could never happen.”
And that is how Moby invented the iPhone.
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