Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple, died yesterday, October 5, 2011.
Few individuals have the impact upon the lives of students that Steve Jobs had. His creativity and ingenuity in bringing affordable computers into homes and schools has forever changed the lives of students. Regardless of whether you prefer to use an Apple computer, or a PC, the computer you use to write essays and reports, to create slide shows, to do research, to connect to school and teachers, browse the Internet, and hang out with online friends has changed your life.
In June of 2005, Steve Jobs gave a commencement speech at Stanford University. His topic was “How to Live Before You Die” and the advice, while unconventional, is sound: “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, and 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. Don’t settle. ”