Garajul lui Steve Jobs e acum gol … Steve Jobs’s garage is now empty …
Posted by peceresoare pe 6 Octombrie 2011
unul dintre co-fondatorii lumii de maine si-a parasit garajul … nu sunt multe de spus doar ca cei care au adus informatia si cunoasterea tot mai aproape de simplii traitori sunt mai putini cu unul, The One. R.I.P. RIP
one of the co-founders of tomorrow’s world has left his garage … not much to say only that those who have brought information and knowledge closer to ordinary people are less by one, The One.
Steve Jobs: How to live before you die – copyright for video -> Stanford University
http://www.stanford.edu, Filmed Jun 2005; (mai bine zis: how to live after you die…)
iata mai jos textul discursului lui Steve:
Stanford Report, June 14, 2005
‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says
This is a prepared text of the Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005.
I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.
The first story is about connecting the dots.
I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?
It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: „We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: „Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.
And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.
It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:
Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn’t have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.
None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it’s likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.
Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
My second story is about love and loss.
I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.
I really didn’t know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down – that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.
I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple’s current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.
I’m pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.
My third story is about death.
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: „If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: „If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been „No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn’t even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor’s code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you’d have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.
I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I’m fine now.
This was the closest I’ve been to facing death, and I hope it’s the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:
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.
When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960’s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.
Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: „Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
Thank you all very much.
in scurt timp si versiunea in Limba Romana.
Reacţii la moartea lui Steve Jobs : (http://gizmodo.com/5847151/reactions-to-steve-jobs-death – invit cunoscatorii de limba engleza sa citeasca direct urmand linkul anterior).
Steve Wozniak (in LA Times) „Oamenii au uneori obiective în viaţă, Steve Jobs si le-a depăşit pe toate”
Familia lui Steve Jobs Steve a murit în pace astăzi înconjurat de familia sa. În viaţa sa publică, Steve a fost cunoscut ca un vizionar, în viaţa sa privată, el si-a divinizat familia. Suntem recunoscători tuturor celor care şi-au împărtăşit gandurile de bine şi rugăciunile lor în cursul ultimului an al bolii lui Steve, un site web va fi creat pentru cei care doresc să ofere condoleante si amintiri. Suntem recunoscători pentru sprijinul şi bunătatea celor care împărtăşesc sentimentele noastre pentru Steve. Stim ca multi dintre voi vor plange odata cu noi, şi vă solicităm să respectati intimitatea noastră în acest moment de durere.
Apple Employee #8 Chris Espinosa, Macintosh Team *sob*
Ronald Wayne, co-fondatorul Apple Computer – Steve a fost unic şi ne va lipsi cu adevărat.
Andy Hertzfeld – Steve Jobs a fost prietenul si eroul meu de peste treizeci de ani. Apple II a schimbat viaţa mea înainte de a-l cunoaste şi a lucra îndeaproape cu el pentru a crea originalul Macintosh (a fost punctul culminant al carierei mele, dacă nu al intregii mele vieti). Steve a fost mai mult decat un om de afaceri imens al generaţiei sale, el a fost un artist pasionat care-si turna sufletul în munca sa. Îmi va lipsi teribil, chiar dacă va trăi în produsele Apple pentru mulţi ani de acum încolo.
Preşedintele Barack Obama – Michelle şi cu mine suntem întristaţi la aflarea vestii despre trecerea in nefiinta a lui Steve Jobs. Steve a fost printre cei mai mari de inovatori americani – suficient de curajos să gândeasca altfel, suficient de îndrăzneţ să creadă că el ar putea schimba lumea şi suficient de talentat pentru a face acest lucru. Prin construirea uneia dintre cele mai de succes companii ale planetei, pornind din garajul lui, el a exemplificat spiritul de ingeniozitate american. Prin calculatoarele personale şi punerea internetului în buzunarele noastre, el a făcut revoluţia informaţională, nu numai accesibila, dar intuitivă şi distractivă. Şi prin talentul de povestitor (PIXAR), el a adus bucurie pentru milioane de copii şi adulti deopotriva. Steve obişnuia să spună că si-a trăit fiecare zi din viata ca si cand ar fi fost ultima. El a transformat vieţile noastre, redefinind industrii întregi şi a obţinut unul dintre faptele cele mai rare în istoria omenirii: a schimbat modul in care fiecare dintre noi vede lumea. Lumea a pierdut un vizionar. Şi nu poate fi nici un omagiu mai mare pentru succesul lui Steve decât faptul că o mare parte din lume a aflat despre plecarea sa pe un dispozitiv inventat el. Michelle şi cu mine trimitem gândurile şi rugăciunile noastre catre Laurene, sotia lui Steve, familia sa, şi tuturor celor care l-au iubit.
Preşedintele Microsoft Bill Gates Sunt cu adevărat întristat la aflarea vestii despre moartea lui Steve Jobs. Melinda şi cu mine transmitem sincere condoleanţe familiei sale şi prietenilor precum şi tuturor celor pe care Steve i-a atins prin munca lui. L-am întâlnit prima data pe Steve aproape cu 30 de ani în urmă şi am fost colegi, prieteni şi concurenţi pe parcursul a mai mult de jumătate din vieţile noastre. Lumea vede rareori pe cineva care sa fi avut un impact profund precum l-a avut Steve, impact ale căror efecte vor fi resimţite de mai multe generaţii de acum încolo. Pentru aceia dintre noi destul de norocosi, a ajunge sa muncească alaturi de el a fost o onoare fabuloasa. Steve imi va lipsi enorm.
CEO-ul Apple Tim Cook – Am o veste foarte trista … Steve a murit devreme, astăzi. Apple a pierdut un vizionar şi un geniu creativ, iar lumea a pierdut o fiinţă umană uimitoare. Aceia dintre noi care au fost suficient de norocosi să cunoască şi să lucreze cu Steve şi-au pierdut un prieten drag si un mentor inspirat. Steve lasă în urmă o companie pe care numai el ar fi putut-o construi iar spiritul lui va fi pentru totdeauna la baza Apple. … Nu exista cuvinte sa poata exprima în mod adecvat tristeţea noastră la moartea lui Steve sau recunoştinţa noastră pentru oportunitatea de a lucra cu el. Vom onora memoria lui dedicandu-ne continuarii muncii pe care el a iubit-o atât de mult.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer – Vreau să exprim condoleantele mele cele mai profunde, la plecarea dintre noi a lui Steve Jobs, unul dintre fondatorii industriei noastre şi un adevărat vizionar. Inima mea este alaturi de familia lui, alaturi de toti cei de la Apple şi de toată lumea atinsa prin munca sa.
Co-fondatorul Microsoft Paul Allen – Condoleanţe familiei lui Steve Jobs şi prietenilor sai. Am pierdut un pionier unic şi creator care a ştiut cum se faca produse minunate. Steve a dus o lupta lunga impotriva mentalitatilor dure , într-un mod foarte curajos. El facut lucruri uimitoare cu toate adversităţile indreptate-i impotriva. Ca cineva care a avut propriile provocari medicale, nu am putut ajuta, dar am fost încurajat de modul cum el a perseverat.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg – Steve, iti mulţumesc pentru ca mi-ai fost mentor şi un prieten. Mulţumiri pentru ca ne-ai aratat că ceea ce construiesti poate schimba lumea. Imi vei lipsi.
CEO-ul Google Larry Page – Sunt foarte, foarte trist să aud ştirea despre Steve. El a fost un mare om cu realizări incredibile şi strălucire uimitoare. El întotdeauna părea să fie în măsură să spuna în cuvinte foarte puţine ceea ce de fapt ar fi trebuit să gândit si rasgandit. Concentrarea pe experienţa utilizatorului mai presus de orice altceva a fost intotdeauna o sursa de inspiratie pentru mine. A fost foarte amabil sa vina la mine, imediat ce am devenit CEO al Google şi sa-mi ofere sfaturi si cunostintele sale, chiar dacă nu se simtea deloc bine. Gândurile mele şi Google sunt alaturi de familia lui şi întreaga familie Apple.
Google Co-founder Sergey Brin – Din primele zile ale Google, şi ori de câte ori Larry si cu mine am căutat inspiraţie pentru viziune si leadership, nu trebuia sa ne uitam mai departe de Cupertino. Steve, pasiunea pentru excelenţă este resimţită de către orice persoană care a atins vreodată un produs Apple (inclusiv MacBook pe scriu aceste cuvinte chiar acum). Şi l-am cunoscut personal -> ne-am întâlnit de cateva ori. În numele tuturor celor de la Google ne vei lipsi foarte mult. Condoleanţe pentru familia, prietenii, si colegii sai de la Apple.
Disney CEO Bob Iger – Steve Jobs a fost un mare prieten precum şi un consultant de încredere. Moştenirea lui se va extinde dincolo de produsele pe care le-a creat sau si-a construit afacerile. Vor fi milioane de oameni inspirati de el, vietile pe care le-a schimbat şi (noua) cultura pe care a definit-o. Steve a fost un „original”, creativ, imaginativ, o minte care a (re)definit-o epocă. În ciuda celor realizate de el, se ca si cand era la un inceput. Cu moartea lui, lumea a pierdut un rar original, Disney a pierdut un membru al familiei iar eu am pierdut un prieten bun.
Rupert Murdoch – Astăzi, am pierdut unul dintre gânditorii, creatorii şi antreprenorii cei mai influenţi din toate timpurile. Steve Jobs a fost pur şi simplu cel mai mare CEO al generaţiei sale. În timp ce eu sunt profund îndurerat de moartea sa, imi amintesc de impactul impresionant avut în revolutionarea modului in care oamenii consuma mass-media şi divertisment. Inima mea este alaturi de familia lui şi alaturi de toţi cei care au avut oportunitatea sa lucreze aluturi de el la aducerea viziunilor sale la viata.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt – Aceasta zi este foarte trista pentru noi toţi. Steve a definit o generaţie de stil şi tehnologie, care este puţin probabil să fie egalata din nou. Steve a fost atât de strălucitor si carismatic incat a inspirat oamenii sa faca imposibilul. El va fi amintit ca cel mai mare inovator dîn istoria computerului.
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo – Din când în când cineva apare si nu ridica doar bariera ci si creează un standard complet nou.
ex Apple employee Guy Kawasaki – Steve sa se odihnească în pace. Simpatia pentru cei dragi ai lui. Nici un CEO nu a făcut mai mult pentru clienţii săi, angajaţii si acţionarii decât Steve. El a schimbat lumea -lumea mea, lumea ta, întreaga lume. Cuvintele lui trăiesc prin: „Trebuie să existe o cale mai bună.” Ne-ai schimbat vieţile, Steve, şi ne-ai arătat că există o cale mai buna … Ne va fi dor de tine.
Tatăl natural al lui Steve Jobs (Abdulfattah Jandali), care l-a dat pentru adoptare, a sperat că pana la urma fiul său ii va telefona (dupa cateva emailuri trimise). Speranţa a murit astăzi….
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