Joblessness

October 6, 2011

Last evening, I went to the Apple Store for a minor iPhone issue, only to be stunned by the sight of these words:

STEVE JOBS
1955–2011

Few people affect details and some attitudes of my daily life more, and I find that I can’t yet read the accounts of and tributes to his life that now justly abound. But I can join in spirit with Alex Ross’s simple statement here.

There is also appropriate comfort and a kind of joy in a quotation from Steve Jobs that Thomas Hampson has sent around today:

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. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

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