Tuesday, January 09, 2007

the eve of a new renaissance

I'm realizing that Apple's introduction today of the iPhone and iTV is the start of another really amazing beginning. And I'm also reminded of the struggles and learnings along the way, for Steve Jobs and all the hardworking engineers and designers who believed in the big idea. In particular, Steve Jobs' commencement speech to a crowd of new graduates in 2005 is particularly resonant to me right now.

"you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards"

1 comment:

Michael said...

I connect the dots looking forward all the time. I might connect them wrong, and sometimes the resultant picture is so repulsive I run away yipping in fright, but the dots are there and the connections can be made.

It's easy to connect a dot in the present with one in the future, but it's a risk to follow that connection hoping it's the right one.