But Rubin is a product fanatic in the same way that Jobs is. The NY Times did a good overview of Rubin in 2005. One line about Rubin, a former Apple engineer and cofounder of WebTV and Danger, stuck with me from that article: “Mr. Rubin is a proven member of an earlier group of engineers-turned-entrepreneurs who have a passion for building complete digital systems.”
My friend Andy getting the credit he deserves. Entrepreneurs like Andy (as well as Joe Britt, Steve Perlman, Bruce Leak, Jeff Hawkins, the late Phil Goldman and others) was the inspiration behind my post the other day. We need to find the next generation of those folks. Complete digital systems. That’s what I’m talking about.