“It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.”
But despite the fact that he literally stood in front of a picture that shows the intersection of Liberal Arts and Technology and credited Apple’s success to this, the liberal arts continually get ignored and looked down upon as a waste of time by technologists, governments, and society in general.
Every day you hear of government initiatives or non-profits that are working to get more people coding or pushing more students to study STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects.
Often this is at the expense of arts, history, literature, and all of the other things that, as Steve Jobs said, make our hearts sing.
But if you make time for the liberal arts, not only will you become a more interesting person, you can find that little something that will differentiate you from everyone else.