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    #1

    have things backwards

    Please clarify the following in red.

    Advice, answers, guidance... were things Steve Jobs would readily dole out. He was, however, not as good at receiving them. With few exceptions, he thought most people, especially those in the technology industry, had things backwards. He did not commonly admire rivals' products.

    Is this the same as saying "doing things backwards"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: have things backwards

    Or conceiving of things backwards. Like the PC which offered the maximum in flexibility and configurability to consumers when what they wanted in the Mac was something that just worked without having to constantly tinker with it.

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    #3

    Re: have things backwards

    I see.

    Thank you for the answer.

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    #4

    Re: have things backwards

    While your thanks are appreciated, it would be better if you simply clicked on "like" for the answers you receive. That can mean "I have seen your answer and appreciate your time to write it" even if it doesn't answer the question, but it also says "Thanks, I understand now" when the answer is complete.

    When you create a new post just to say "thanks," although your intentions are courteous, it leads us to think you must have a follow-on question. If the answer was sufficient, please consider simply clicking "like" and we can all consider the subject closed.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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