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The waves

As the Wind Blows

Location: Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

07 October 2011

Steve Jobs :-(

Among all the pouring tributes to Steve Jobs of Apple, I felt two of them as very touching and apt.

One - an online chain mail as quoted in TOI - " Three apples have changed the world;  Adam's, Newton's and Steve Jobs'. "

Two - President Obama - "Steve Jobs was among the greatest of American innovators, - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it...."

Steve Jobs' Commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005 became a hit instantly as soon as he delivered it. As one of the fortunate ones to attend that ceremony on that June 12th 2005, I have often wondered what made the speech so beautiful - so soul touching. Even as I heard it among the crowds gathered, I could feel that he was delivering it from his innermost part of his heart. It was early years of his cancer diagnosis. He must have gone through a lot of introspection as he faced the death so closer. While delivering his speech that day one could feel the urge in him to motivate the young and the fresh graduates towards nobler deeds in their lives. He seemed he was in a hurry to share with them everything that he learnt from life. He seemed in hurry to achieve everything - to accomplish everything that he planned to do in life. He knew he didn't have much time....... and perhaps he tried to share all these thoughts to the younger generation on that Commencement speech......

Steve Jobs - I salute you.