"Stay hungry, stay foolish": an improvised memorial builds in front of Steve Jobs house to mark his legacy

Steve Jobs passing away is the main topic of every major news outlet and thousands of tech and not so tech blogs, perhaps with more rigor than if one of the former US presidents dies. Such retrospections are usually reserved for great actors, artists or scientists, who have had lasting imprints on society at large, despite that the ones about Steve Jobs are mostly focusing on the business side of things.

Meanwhile, a smaller, but more intimate tribute is going on in Palo Alto, California, right in front of Steve Jobs's house, and before the Apple Store ten minutes from there. People from all walks of life are leaving flowers on the lawn, small pieces of memorabilia like old Apple products, or are just chalking up something on the sidewalk (images courtesy of Forbes). 

One of the best pieces that explains Steve Jobs's worldview is his Stanford commencement speech in 2005, which you can watch in the video embedded below. There he talks about how he started, his passions and his beliefs, and it's probably the best summary of his life, coming from the man himself. Superstitiously enough, a double rainbow has been snapped earlier on Wednesday stretching over Stanford University (picture 2 above).

What is even more impressing inside is the way he thought about death as a driving force. Have a look at the quote below, about a year after he was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Knowing that he had only a few years to live afterwards might have been the match to ignite that creative fire that brought us the iPhone and the iPad.

We all know how it went afterwards, making Apple the most valued company in the world, but they were shaped by his own vision of how the most personal of our gadgets should look and feel like, and, no matter how you slice it, will stay as his personal legacy.

R.I.P. Steve!



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8 Comments

1. steve jobs unregistered

yes i too agree he was more then an normal human being inspite of being an android fan i still bow to him for making smartphone to reach this level

2. M-Hag

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

He Isnt Dead ... He's Just Gone ! And One More Thing ...

3. droidnator

Posts: 93; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

Beautiful, inspiring speech! Stay hungry, stay foolish Steve! And Rest in Peace!

5. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

his memory and impact on others will live on forever!!!! he is a true genius and i will always remember all of his success.

6. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Crazy. Just "crazy". R.I.P. Mr. Jobs.

7. F unregistered

Glad to have crossed Steve's genius. Still lives in my pocket, in my hands, in my bag, in my evrything, everywhere ;-) Such a BIG Thank you Steve !

8. paulette unregistered

It is such a sad day to lose someone the likes that we in this generation have never known. Mark Zuckerberg.. sit up and take notice.. it is time to claim your seat at the helm.

9. Dobro unregistered

Mark Zuckerberg can sit up and take my a$$ to his mouth. Get out of here with that.

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