October 7, 2011


On the day of the Canberra jobs summit (or was it a forum?), there was one fewer Jobs in the world.

Steve Jobs' legacy to the world (and slave-workers across China) has been regurgitated endlessly during the last two days.

iCaz left clicks the mouse … an unthinking action, allegedly care of Mr Jobs.  In case you’ve forgotten amidst the iSaturation, iSteve gave us the ubiquitous mouse (and, by association, he can be blamed for no end of cheesy mouse mats) – or the “curser device”, if you’d like to be more formal - it's not exactly true, just as it's not true that he made any of the Apple computers; he's wasn't a techy, never was. But whatever, at this time, all of the iSad people can be indulged, it costs us nothing; or for those of us in Australia, despite the dollar being almost at parity, it costs three times as much as it does for US customers.
"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."

– Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement speech 2005

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