A Few Words From Steve Jobs

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“I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.” – Inc. Magazine

“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 other’s 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’ Stanford Commencement Address

 

ACTA – A Piracy Law Worse Than SOPA

ACTA – ‘The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement’ is an anti-piracy legislation that can do far worse than the problems we would encounter with SOPA & PIPA, expanding to majority of the developed countries around the world. The primary goal is to ban counterfeit goods and online privacy by requiring Internet Protocol servers and individual websites to monitor and prosecute stolen or shared copyrighted data.

Here is a high level explanation of the agreement:

The treaty has been secretly negotiated behind the scenes between governments with little or no public input. The public however, has found their voice in the outrage. While the anti-web piracy agreement was being signed by the Polish Ambassador yesterday morning, government websites were hacked into and URL’s were changed to “fu**acta”, while protestors marched the streets.

I can’t imagine any of these lawmakers having an expertise in online media, as they are looking for a way to slowly crash our internet as well as our freedom of speech. We will see what is to come of this agreement, and hope that the public can come together to burn this down like SOPA.

Protests in Poland:

Do What You Love

“Whether you are Jack Welch or the Dalai Lama, it is dangerous not to do what you love. If you don’t have a level of passion that drives your thinking about what you’re doing day in and day out, there will be others out there who are passionate who will overtake and outrun you. People who care will take the initiative away from those who are half-hearted. So loving what you do is a competitive imperative, not simply a nice thing to have”