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.”
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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.)