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Jul 24, 2006, 12:39 PM
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Link: July 24, 2000: Steve Jobs Predicts iMovie will be bigger than Desktop Publishing (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060724133950)
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bluebomberman
Jul 24, 2006, 12:52 PM
What a weird prediction. The desktop publishing crowd has little overlap with the home movie crowd.

What a good reminder that Steve's reality distortion field is not always right...

oldMac
Jul 24, 2006, 01:46 PM
What Steve Jobs says there is that iMovie will be bigger than desktop publishing from the perspective of creating a newsletter vs. using iMovie.

In that context, I don't think that's a huge stretch.

bluebomberman
Jul 24, 2006, 02:06 PM
What Steve Jobs says there is that iMovie will be bigger than desktop publishing from the perspective of creating a newsletter vs. using iMovie.

In that context, I don't think that's a huge stretch.

Yeah, that makes more sense.

(And this was ages before video podcasting...)

blilly
Jul 24, 2006, 02:23 PM
Yeah, that makes more sense.

(And this was ages before video podcasting...)

And YouTube! . . . really, that is one wave that I think Apple saw coming, but didn't really know what part would crest first . . . as we know now, it was the low-rez, "post-it-raw-and-right-now" concept, instead of the "look at what a nice movie I made with Apples iMovie software".

Next up may very well be a 'professionalization' of YouTube, which could leverage iMovie-type stuff. And the BIG gag of all is that no company has been able to get an $80 low-rez video camera in the hands of everyone. Sony just keeps making fancier paperpeights when they should be doing everything they can to get a low-rent vidcam out to WalMart.

fixyourthinking
Jul 24, 2006, 05:27 PM
What a weird prediction. The desktop publishing crowd has little overlap with the home movie crowd.

What a good reminder that Steve's reality distortion field is not always right...


Actually iMovie plays a key role in Youtube creations and Youtube passed myspace a few days back.

iMovie may also play a key role in Apple's Movie Store too.

Personally I think it was more of a cloudy clairvoyance than a "wrong prediction"