Thursday, October 06, 2011

Gratitude to Steve Jobs

Professor John Crawford quoted physicist Richard Feynman in a touching tribute to Louisa and I during his presentation at our Conference last week. “Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, 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... about 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."

These words were used in an ad campaign for Apple Computer. And they describe Steve Jobs, a man who changed my life in 1984 when he launched the Macintosh. He made it possible for me to enter the Computer Age. That made me grateful and made Mr Jobs and his products charismatic to me. Steve Jobs made a difference.

Richard Feynman, Physicist

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