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Mix: Stanford, Hickman, eBooks, Nokia, iPodStyles

During his commencement speech at Stanford University Sunday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs told graduates that dropping out of college was one of the best decisions he ever made, and that when he was diagnosed with cancer, his doctor initially told him he only had three-to-six months to live. “Your time is limited so don’t let it be wasted living someone else’s life,” Jobs said.

In an article on Inside Bay Area, Speck Products general manager Tim Hickman talks about the birth of his company’s new iGuy iPod case.

Make magazine’s Phillip Torrone has posted a guide to creating eBooks for your iPod.

Nokia announced today that its new mobile web browser for its Series 60 Platform is based on the same open source components that Apple uses in its Safari browser. “Nokia intends to continue its collaboration with Apple and actively participate in the open source community to further develop and enhance these components, contributing Nokia’s expertise in mobility,” the company said.

iPodStyles has launched a design competition in which designers will have a chance to win iPod shuffles and earn recurring income, and customers will get to vote for the designs that they would like and want to purchase.

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Comments

1

How glib of Jobs to have the opportunity to give a commencement speech at Stanford and say one of the best decisions he ever made was to drop out of college.

Is his ego so big that in the face of hundreds of Stanford graduates he would say dropping out was a good idea?

What a jerk.

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on June 13, 2005 at 3:21 PM (CDT)

2

What Steve meant was that it was a great decision for HIM to make. I think the whole point of what he said was that you should believe in yourself and do what you really want to do.

Posted by Andreas Climent on June 13, 2005 at 3:37 PM (CDT)

3

^Agreed. Although, it is still a little awkward.

Posted by dino in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on June 13, 2005 at 6:12 PM (CDT)

4

at least he’s honest

Posted by tony on June 13, 2005 at 11:52 PM (CDT)

5

I heard that all the graduating Stanford students were asked to look up under their chair at commencement, where a free iPod was located for each student. Then Oprah made an appearance, and she and Steve did lots and lots of hugging, and ego pumping.

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on June 14, 2005 at 4:48 PM (CDT)

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