The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts.
Japan's very interesting. Some people think it copies things. I don't think that anymore. I think what they do is reinvent things. They will get something that's already been invented and study it until they thoroughly understand it. In some cases, they understand it better than the original inventor.
Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works.
Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them.
Sir James M. Barrie
Willem de Kooning