Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

I join millions in sorrow at the death of Steve Jobs, visionary, innovator, technological genius. As someone who has never used anything other than Apple products at work and home, I know how much he has affected my life. I’m far from unique in that.

Jobs’ technological feats are legendary: the Macintosh computer, iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad, all known for their ease of use and elegant design. During his time away from Apple, Jobs revolutionized computer-animated film though Pixar.

At his commencement speech at Stanford in 2005, Jobs emphasized the values that guided his life: always learn, do what you love, follow your inner voice and calling. Most of all, “Stay hungry, stay foolish.” Watch:

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