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WNYC’s blog summed up our Applied Sciences NYC initiative, for which entries were due earlier today:

The deadline for universities to submit their bids to open a new engineering school in the city with the help of the Bloomberg administration is today.

Seth Pinsky, the president of the city’s Economic Development Corporation, described the project this way: “We really believe this is what we like to describe as an Erie Canal moment, a time where we are faced with the ability to make an investment and that investment can lock in a competitive advantage for years to come, just like the Erie Canal did in the 1820s and 30s.”

Listen to the audio above, view the full article on WNYC, and find out more about Applied Sciences NYC on NYCEDC’s website.

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Steve Jobs remembering The Whole Earth Catalog in his 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech


From The Archives: Steve Jobs delivers Stanford University’s 114th Commencement Address on June 12, 2005. Topic: How to live before you die.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, 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 many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

(Full transcript here.)

[ted / stanford.]