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RIP Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Say what you want about Apple, but the world of technology and business (and the world of movies, for that matter) would not have been the same without Steve Jobs, who passed away today. Apple's announcement is here (and they did the right thing and took down their iPhone 4S promo on the front page of the site). To quote the man himself:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't 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 Life's 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 don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma -- which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' 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.

Cancer sucks. It took my uncle last week, and took Steve Jobs this week.

Posted by Jake on 10/05/11 @ 06:00 PM
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