Yeah. Stunned. I thought he would be around a bit longer. After championing his products and using them for well over a decade... I am not ashamed to admit that tonight I shed a couple of tears for the passing of our old friend. It's weird, in some ways I feel like we knew him personally.
I receive some small consolation knowing that all his detractors over the years can now kiss his ass... cuz in the end, he went out on top! Apple is revered the world over as THE tech company of our time...
Steve Job's 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech, where he addresses his mortality. An inspiring speech, excerpt from Observer.com. No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven donít want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Lifeís change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so donít waste it living someone elseís life. Donít be trapped by dogma ó which is living with the results of other peopleís thinking. Donít let the noise of othersí opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
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