"...Death is very likely the single best invention of life," he said. "It's life's change agent, it clears out the old to make way for the new.By the way, Jobs (and his counterpart at Micro$oft, Gates) is a drop out. There is an argument to be made that one would be better off using the funds that are required to attend college for something other than tuition, books and fees - say, by starting your own business and learning on the fly.
"Right now, the new is you. But someday, not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away," he warned the 5,000 graduating students. "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life..."
..."At Stanford, we are used to humor," said Dhandhia, 21. "So to listen to a dry speech like that wasn't so fun. But the messages were good."
Monday, June 13, 2005
Jobs is a Splash in the Face with Cold Water
Steve Jobs gave one of the numerous Stanford graduation addresses. I liked this quote by him and a follow up by a student interviewed post ceremony: