Sorry to be coming so late to the table regarding a Steve Jobs memorial. (Jesuit Father James Martin offered a great one for America and Time had a cover story.)
In a world of conformity, of going along to get along, Steve Jobs called our attention to the value of thinking different, of investing effort into the design of our dreams. Here’s to the crazy ones like Steve Jobs. <h/t Adam>
"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 and 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 crazy, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
If you want ro explore a little more and have not seen it within the last week or so, you must check out Job’s 2005 Stanford Commencement Address. It is because of death that we have an understanding of life!