FastCompany interviewing Tony Fadell — the man widely considered as father of the iPod — about the quiet death of the device:
“I’ll miss the iPod. I loved it,” says Fadell. “But you know, that’s just how it is. I also loved my Apple II, and also saw it come and go. You can’t get too nostalgic. I mean, there are people out there who still want the Commodore 64 or the Amiga to come back. That’s cute, but time marches on. It’s better to be excited for the future.”
Fadell shares this attribute with Steve Jobs:
“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”
Being involved with a successful product is rewarding. That’s never a reason to stop. You never, ever, stop when you’re winning.