Facebook held a memorial service for a man named Steve Jobs last night and thousands of us showed up. Computer screens flickered as fingers danced over keyboards; some of us easily found the text for the commencement address that Jobs gave to Stanford as we mourned his loss and snippets of it began to appear on our news feeds.
All of our lives changed because of one man’s vision. What an astounding legacy he has left behind.
In a world where humanity oftentimes struggles to find what’s good and where we may question our individual abilities to make a positive difference; to be heard above the cacophony of too much information coming at us, the life this man lived, the creative genius that he spilled onto the world’s playing field will reverberate for years to come.
I like to think that better than all of the technical marvels he created, Job’s true legacy became what he said: