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Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Speech (Video)

I think this speech Steve Jobs gave in 2005 to Stanford students about to leave academia and enter “the real world” is worth your time.

‘You’ve got to find what you love’

The text is available here.

Today’s quote:Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” ~ Steve Jobs

Just in case you have not heard, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs lost his fight with cancer.

October 6, 2011 - Posted by | Apple, News, tech | , , , , ,

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  1. Moments like this make me really wonder about the future of humanity. Your elegy is excellent, as is the one at AVClub. But there’s also the comment threads and the Twitter sniping and Facebook naysayers who have finally found the perfect time to loudly proclaim that Macs suck. Knee-jerk antipathy like this is indefensible and rude no matter who has just passed.My suspicion is that anyone who knows anything about Steve Jobs will understand what he has done, and why his passing is unfortunate. Even if his one and only accomplishment was walking into Xerox PARC and saying “Wow!”, we would still owe our livelihoods to him. Sadly, not everyone knows what Xerox PARC is, or what it had to do with anything. Too many of us these days are able to transition effortlessly from Steve Jobs to Apple to My iPod Broke to Macs Suck to Steve Jobs Sucks.Alas, that sort of thinking may also be one of Steve Jobs’ legacies. After all, his innovations and marketing genius have put incredibly powerful technologies at our fingertips, without thinking too deeply on what we might do with them. Ironically, that’s what is so great about computers you have the tools to do things no single engineer(ing team) could ever anticipate. But with great power comes great responsibility in theory. We’ve been in such a rush to create the next big consumer product (to keep up with Jobs!) that we never stopped to consider the responsibility.I truly, deeply, respect that man and everything he has accomplished. And I love my computer and everything I can do with it, even though it isn’t a Mac. But I still wonder what have we done?


    Comment by Jacquetta Fernsler | October 8, 2011 | Reply

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