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Rest in peace, Steve Jobs.

Death is the enemy.


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Oct. 6th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
Do you still have the Lisa?
Oct. 6th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
Sadly, no. It finally got so old that the parts on the circuit board corroded, and it quit working.
Oct. 6th, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
The same thing happened to the purple imac. It did not corrode, but the drive quite working. I never had a hard wired internet connection and the kids out grew the games on it. I am sorry to say I own no apple products at this time.
Oct. 6th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
Ironically (emphasis mine):

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.’ It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

-- Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech

(Not trying to contradict your point; I'm undecided on the issue myself, but the juxtaposition seemed too powerful to ignore.)

Edited at 2011-10-06 11:47 pm (UTC)
Oct. 7th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
Agreed. The idea of immortality bringing stultification is something that merits discussion. WOULD we advance if there was no death?
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