Louis C.K.: The next Steve Jobs will be a chick

Louis C.K. in Fast Company:

 The next Steve Jobs will totally be a chick, because girls are No. 2—and No. 2 always wins in America. Apple was a No. 2 company for years, and Apple embodies a lot of what have been defined as feminine traits: an emphasis on intuitive design, intellect, a strong sense of creativity, and that striving to always make the greatest version of something. Traditionally, men are more like Microsoft, where they’ll just make a fake version of what that chick made, then beat the shit out of her and try to intimidate everybody into using their product.

What I love about great comedians - and Louis C.K. is one of the best there is (check out this and this) - is their ability to see things more clearly than the rest of us, to see things in a way most people don’t,  and then, to top it off, to present it in a way that’s funny, that makes us laugh.

I read somewhere that humor is truth and pain. When something is painful and true, we laugh, as a way of self-preservation. That’s what great comedy does. It’s an important function in society.

Shitty comedy, of course, is just shitty and meaningless.

Bonus link: Louis C.K. can make even farts be really really funny.

(Via Daring Fireball, who got it via Peter Cohen who got it via Steve Streza - gotta love the internet and its ability to spread good stuff)


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