“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. 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, 2005 commencement address at Stanford University.
Karl Neiswender, my high school calculus teacher, taught us how to program in Fortran on an Apple IIe. I learned of Steve Jobs's death while using the facebook app on my iPhone. I'm typing this now on my MacBook Pro. A curious symmetry.
I'll not try to improve on Jobs' words by commenting. Click here to see his entire Stanford commencement address.