Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos meet the Segway prototype
Steve Jobs:I think it sucks!
Steve Jobs:It just does.
Tim Adams:In what sense? Give me a clue.
Steve Jobs:Its shape is not innovative, it's not elegant, it doesn't feel anthropomorphic. You have this incredibly innovative machine but it looks very traditional. There are design firms out there that could come up with things we've never thought of, things that would make you shit in your pants.
Tim Adams:Well, let's keep going, because we don't have much time today to-
John Doerr:We do have time. We want to get Steve's and Jeff's ideas.
Tim Adams:The problem at this point is lead time in our schedule –
Steve Jobs:Screw the lead times. You don't have a great product yet! I know burn rates are important, but you'll only get one shot at this, and if you blow it, it's over.