Life is short, yet he had lived well and contributed more than average people who lives longer than him!
In retrospect, I re-"view" the following video and find his life philosophy even more insightful than the first time I viewed it years back:
Steve Jobs: How to live before you die http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die.html*To love what you love to do, even you are rejected.
***He was rejected at birth, and was also rejected by a company he created!
***The only way of doing great work: to do what you love!
*Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself.
*Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
*And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Steve Jobs: How to live before you die http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die.htmlTranscript of Steve Jobs' address:
The same video is on Youtube with a different title:
Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
"Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself -- at the university's 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005"
Here is the news from NPR today:
Apple Visionary Steve Jobs Dies At 56
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Roger McNamee says, "the sum of which put him in a place where no one else has ever been before. To me he is of his era what Thomas Edison was to the beginning of the 20th century."
NPR (National Public Radio) "In many ways Jobs was the poet of the computer world. He'd gone to India and become a Buddhist. He took LSD and believed it had opened his mind to new ways of thinking."
Google "Steve Jobs" and read on and you will get to know more about him!