Someone should start a Tumblr called Steve Jobs Ninja Stories.
Jobs smiled warmly as he told them he was going after their market. “He said we were a feature, not a product,” says Houston. Courteously, Jobs spent the next half hour waxing on over tea about his return to Apple, and why not to trust investors, as the duo—or more accurately, Houston, who plays Penn to Ferdowsi’s mute Teller—peppered him with questions.
When Jobs later followed up with a suggestion to meet at Dropbox’s San Francisco office, Houston proposed that they instead meet in Silicon Valley. “Why let the enemy get a taste?” he now shrugs cockily. Instead, Jobs went dark on the subject, resurfacing only this June, at his final keynote speech, where he unveiled iCloud, and specifically knocked Dropbox as a half-attempt to solve the Internet’s messiest dilemma: How do you get all your files, from all your devices, into one place?
Houston’s reaction was less cocky: “Oh, s–t.”
This is a nice piece. But, Fortune, please. I think the game has been changed enough already.
Following the passing of Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs on October 5th comes a new holiday in the state of California held in his honor. According to a tweet by California Governor Jerry Brown: This Sunday, October 16, will be Steve Jobs Day in the golden state. Also held on the same day will be a memorial service by Apple Inc. where the luminaries of Silicon Valley along with a few tech elite are being invited to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs, as well as those personally close to the technology visionary. An Apple spokesperson has already stated that this will be a private service, similar to the event being held only three days later for internal Apple employees only in Cupertino. (via October 16th will be Steve Jobs Day in California)
Steve Jobs’ virtual DNA to be fostered in Apple University: To survive its late founder, Apple and Steve Jobs planned a training program in which company executives will be taught to think like him, in “a forum to impart that DNA to future generations.” Key to this effort is Joel Podolny, former Yale Business School dean.
Photo: Steve Jobs helped plan Apple University — an executive training program to help Apple carry on without him. Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times
The Jobs tribute that went viral
A Hong Kong design student’s poignant tribute to Apple founder Steve Jobs became an internet hit on Thursday with its minimalist, touching symbolism and brought a job offer and a flood of commemorative merchandise using his design. Jonathan Mak/Reuters/Courtesy
The Apple Store in Soho, NYC this morning.
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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.)