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The greatest most memorable technology leader probably ever for at least in our time.
He's -- -- one and those in the category of Thomas Edison and Walt Disney.
That just you don't meant so much bringing life to the world actually.
-- Steve Wozniak He was one of Steve Jobs closest friends.
Together they founded apple in the garage of Steve jobs -- place.
He's the man who brought us in the words of buzz light year to infinity.
And BI and He truly was a great example of the American dream -- He was an adopted child.
And like -- -- founders and those who pushed us west's in this country He was truly on a new frontier.
And He had simply no fear He was brash an innovative and He encouraged us to be that way -- Remembering that you were going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
You are already naked there is no reason not to follow your heart.
Hearing that as you sitting in the graduation seat Stamford.
So for all of the people have an iPad on -- night stand -- Mac on the kitchen counter or even an iPod and your gym bag He is why.
He is why you have to ask your kids when you have a computer question because He makes their eyes light up every time they see an Apple Store.
So let's bring in lance -- to talk about the impact that this man had on her world.
He is the energy -- national icon and it's welcome I think you know it's sad that it sometimes takes some was passing to realize the tremendous impact they.
Truly on our whole lifestyle.
The way -- -- as Steve Jobs.
It's really remarkable there's no other tech industry leader who has the iconic presence that Steve Jobs had that had been -- He had impact on our lives.
With ten years of almost unimaginable products and innovation in the iPhone the iPod Touch.
-- these are hardly felt and looked like visionary products because they are end.
His fingerprints are all over a T had a real idea of how to deliver products to market.
Make them think about them market them and talk about them I was in the audience listening to many times and truly a magnetic personality.
I knew anything about we have a picture in this dynamic at a time magazine that I -- a lot a because my satisfaction as a struck -- He broke the whole notion of what anybody thought of as a CEO.
Any theory as you know sitting like he's in -- yoga class that is computer.
That an act on his lap and and is the black turtleneck in just completely broke all the conventions apart his personality we -- know was -- war ignores -- -- right you know.
I think about what He did right IBM was around long time they're logo there worked fake I said.
Think different and that really found yelled from the seventies on the apple two we and then the Macintosh which really.
Meet computing personal that was that was computed a lot of people connected with.
And and his story is fascinating to me because he's like the Phoenix He stumbled in the -- stumbled badly.
But then came back learn stuff wants to other companies including helping to launch -- -- Came back in 97 and.
At apple had new ideas had new -- had new drive and was really unstoppable.
For this for more than a decade I've never seen anything like it in the technology space.
And believe -- I think about this over the summer when He stepped down.
And I dreaded this I dreaded what I thought I kinda knew was coming and when it happened honestly it hit me emotionally and not a lot in this industry hits you in quite.
That way and I was struck by the impact -- on my children.
You know because they grow up that Pixar and India I never thought I was -- that that line of buzz let your sense in -- storm disintegrate Pixar movie and Steve Jobs is behind that.
Intelligence of that -- to infinity and beyond which really just it's a ridiculous statement but -- you think about it and Steve Jobs turns and it really.
And -- it it is so emblematic of the way the way that He thought that there were no barriers not a barrier.
And I think you know He was very interest -- and how people would learn how they would interactive technology really one of the iPad.
In schools around the country around the US which has happened so now you have children.
-- -- sort of touching Steve Jobs legacy and I keep thinking that the next Steve Jobs is going to be inspired by the work He did and the product they have in their hands indeed.
I mean kids get more excited and a Christmas morning about -- an iPod yeah I can't remember a Christmas list in the past ten years at my house that that didn't have at least something that He created.
On and -- more excited when they drive by that than they aren't Toy Story because his toys.
I am I being most interesting thing that kids wanted to have and that means everything about the way they act -- -- and certainly music.
-- I mean.
You know what we would it look we might still be using CDs if it weren't for the iPod and iTunes and you know other companies tried to do it but Steve Jobs saw you had to make an ecosystem you had to go full circle.
And when He did that it transformed the industry in every way imaginable and that's what He did time and time again sometimes took an idea.
That was kicking around like tablets and -- none out.
This is the right way to do it and very savvy businessman so so smart about product delivery nature and nothing -- out the door until we felt it was ready made few missteps during this last apple tenure.
A few notable ones really just a lot of success built upon success.
Nancy and I thank you so much important -- remember the significance of this man.
And how what a true American He really was in terms of his -- his innovation and his ability.
To do what nobody would put people linking -- so thanks plants and to have you here.
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