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Oct. 6th, 2011 | 12:22 pm
mood: busybusy

I think it's a good day to share this quote:

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.

— Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Words to remember. And the whole address is worth listening to, too.

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Dave

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from: howlin_wolf_66
date: Oct. 6th, 2011 11:59 am (UTC)
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Such a courageous guy.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Oct. 6th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
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He sure made a huge impact, and died far too early.

Also, hi there!

Edited at 2011-10-06 10:30 pm (UTC)

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Dave

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from: howlin_wolf_66
date: Oct. 7th, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
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Hi. Longtime reader, but didn't mean to lurk for so long! :-)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 11:05 am (UTC)
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Heh, that's OK. :) Nice to meet you, then!

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Dave

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from: howlin_wolf_66
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
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You, too. :-)

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The Mystery of the Supranational Rabbit

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from: porsupah
date: Oct. 7th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
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I'd not actually watched that before yesterday, though I may have begun and then left it to resume In The Future Sometime™. Genuinely wise sentiments throughout, agreed.

We'll see more game-changers in the future, I'm sure, but the computer industry's lost one of its giants - and an entertaining personality to boot.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 11:02 am (UTC)
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Oh yeah — he wasn't the first, and he won't have been the last (and as for Apple, let's not forget about Woz, either). But he had a real vision, and he made a huge impact.

I just wish I was more able to follow advice like that myself. *earwiggles* Ah well.

Good to hear from you again, too. :)

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