Occasional blogging, mostly of the long-form variety.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

The outpouring of posts and pieces on Steve Jobs on blogs and Facebook has been overwhelming. I won't link all of them here, but Apple and Pixar are two impressive legacies. Many people have a very warm and personal connection with their Apple devices and even more so with the Pixar films, and it shows in the reaction.

NPR ran a snippet of the commencement speech he gave in 2005 at Stanford, quoted above. It's one of the better ones I've heard, and that passage is the most powerful part:

Finally, this photo is of a makeshift memorial at the Apple Store in Clarendon, Virginia:

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