Jobs knew digital photography was also about to explode,
so Apple developed ways to make the computer the hub of your photos.
But for the first year at least, he took his eye off one really big opportunity.
HP and a few others were producing a drive that burned music CDs,
but Jobs decreed that Apple should focus on video rather than music.
In addition, his angry insistence that the iMac get rid of its tray disk drive and use instead a more elegant slot drive
meant that it could not include the first CD burners, which were initially made for the tray format.
"We kind of missed the boat on that," he recalled. "So we needed to catch up real fast."
The mark of an innovative company is not only that it comes up with new ideas first,
but also that it knows how to leapfrog when it finds itself behind.