“You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path.”

Steve Jobs  (Stanford Commencement Address, 2005)

Dear Mr. Jobs,

Educators and students will especially miss your wonderful genius.  We thank you for including creativity, elegance, and simplicity in your Technology Revolution.  We thank you for “pushing the human race forward.”  You helped all of us to “think differently” and to see new possibilities in a changing world.

An Ardent Fan

Think Different

Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones,
We see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world,
Are the ones who do.
(1997 Apple Ad)

“The one-minute commercial featured black and white video footage of significant historical people of the past, including (in order) Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King, Jr., Sir Richard Branson, John Lennon, R. Buckminster Fuller, Thomas Edison, Muhammad Ali, Ted Turner, Maria Callas, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Alfred Hitchcock, Martha Graham, Jim Henson (with Kermit the Frog), Frank Lloyd Wright, and Picasso. The commercial ends with a girl opening her closed eyes, as if to see the possibilities before her.”  You Tube

See also: Edutopia: Ten Ways to Remember Steve Jobs (in education), Elana Leoni

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