Thursday, August 25, 2011

Steve Jobs Resigns. Here's His "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish" Speech to Stanford Graduates in 2005 (Video)

Following Learn Out Loud's lead, I think today is a good day to post Steve Jobs's 2005 commencement address to Standford University graduates, sometimes called the "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish" speech. Stanford also posted the transcript here.

As has been reported all over the Net, Jobs, who is an Apple co-founder and the company's CEO, has been battling pancreatic cancer and yesterday he resigned. However, he will remain as Chairman of the Board at the company. Bloomberg ran a special report on the news and HuffPo has that video of reactions from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Apple employees. Over at, the news already has more than 40 comments, and a retrospective at TechCrunch has more than 160. "Steve Jobs" is also still trending on Twitter.

I hope the best for him with his health and that we learn whatever his life thus far has to teach us.


le0pard13 said...

I like David Pogue's take on this in his article updated today. I think he said it all near the end of the post:

"Thank you, Mr. Jobs, for an incredible run. The worlds of culture, media and technology have never seen anything like you."

Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams said...

Thank you, Le0. So, how much did you guys on the West Coast amuse yourselves with the East Coast's reaction to its little earth quake? I know quakes are serious business, but ... :-) I'm glad no one was hurt.

le0pard13 said...

I think for the most part, those of us in earthquake county were almost as surprised as those who felt it on the East Coast. I think we like to associate ourselves more with those areas of the Pacific Ring of Fire than other places in our own country. In L.A. City/County, we always send our Search & Rescue teams (and donations) overseas to help with the quake fallout (recently to New Zealand and Japan). So, when it happens where we least expect it, we're as caught off guard as the next, ironically.

Yes, we have arrogant folk who make fun of East Coasters reactions. Luckily, there are more here who take the shock and worry of others in account when looking at this, too. We know what it takes to experience and ride out a 5.8 magnitude, with what comes afterward... or what comes next. We're glad that the damage was minimal for our newly found earthquake brethren. Thanks, Nordette.