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Bad artists copy, good artists steal

 
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Pablo Picasso said: Bad artists copy, good artists steal.
What does it mean?
 
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Picasso was crazy.
 
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Interestingly, this post is the first in this table at the bottom "Threads others viewed": http://www.coderanch.com/t/550491/md/Jobs-Apple. Very much on topic :-)

I remember watching one of the Cringely films where he interviewed Jobs, and it was clear that Jobs was referring to Apple (and thus himself) doing the stealing of the work done at Xerox PARC, whereas Microsoft was doing the copying of Apple's work.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Picasso was crazy.

Then what about Salvador DalĂ­ ?
 
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Psychotic.
 
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Hussein Baghdadi wrote:Pablo Picasso said: Bad artists copy, good artists steal. What does it mean?

I think the actual quote was closer to: ""good artists copy but great artists steal"

It means that every artist's view is informed by what goes on before.

West Side Story was stolen from Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet was stolen from Pyramus and Thisbe

 
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