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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Think Different

Steve Jobs, Founder Apple Computers
February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011

The world has lost one of it's greatest human beings and a small part of the visionary in each of us has lost it's guide.  Apple had this posted on their website today: 

I am not a MAC.  I have an ipod that I use sporadically at the gym or when walking the dogs.  I have limited experience on a MAC computer or MACbook and have never owned an iphone.  However, Steve Jobs and I have something in common.  I have always been a fan of CanLit and one of my favourite authors is Jack Kerouac.  I actually went to school and was quite friendly with his grandson, Jeremy. One of my favourite Kerouac quotes was used in the Think Different Apple commercial, narrated by Steve Jobs (or Richard Dreyfuss?).  It is a part of my hotmail signature and has been as long as I have had a hotmail account.  One can't not be moved.  I can't not be inspired.  I hope that Steve's spirit lives on in all of us.  I know I will do my darnedest to keep it alive in me.

"Here's to the crazy ones.  The misfits.  The rebels.  The trouble-makers.  The round pegs in the square holes.  The ones who see things differently.  They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo.  You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them.  But the only thing you can't do is ignore them.  Because they change things.  They push the human race forward.  And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.  Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."  ~Jack Kerouac

1 comment:

  1. That's not Kerouac. It's written by Rob Siltanen and Ken Segall, of Chiat.