16 hours ago
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Remembering Steve Jobs
"Steve Jobs died," I thought aloud. My daughter, 11 years old, asked without looking up from her laptop "Who's Steve Jobs?" She's smart so I knew I had to provide an above average answer and said: "He was the co-founder of Apple, responsible for this computer (I pointed to my desk top Mac) and all the other things that begin with an 'i' ...like ipad, ipod, iphone, iMac...things like that." A wholly inadequate response to a question about a visionary like Steve Jobs.
Perhaps someday I will sit with her and let Steve Jobs himself answer that question (and discuss his thoughts on death and dying) in his 2005 Stanford Commencement Address - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc