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Posted by: Stephanie_Walker on Oct 7, 2011 at 06:12:48 PM

In the wake of Steve Jobs’ death, his 2005 Stanford commencement address is getting a lot of airplay.  I read it for the first time yesterday, and there are a couple ideas I can’t stop lingering over—how implausibly the dots in his life connected against all human intensions, how his devastating ouster from Apple was the watershed that made the most important things in his life possible, how all the frayed threads wove into a remarkable tapestry.


More especially, I am lingering over his comments on death.

…for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too