Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
-- Steve Jobs, Stanford University Commencement Speech, 2005

Here is a piece my friend Lonnie wrote for Cult of Mac last month after Jobs resigned as Apple's CEO: "Forget Man Of The Year, Jobs Is Man Of The Century."

Or, as the Onion put it, "Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Computers and the only American in the country who had any clue what the fuck he was doing."


lonbud said...

Thanks, Andy.

Anyone interested in great coverage of Steve Jobs' sad passing, as well as all things Apple would do well to look to Cult of Mac.

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