Steve Jobs - Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. Free poster and screen background.

Although this doesn’t do much for the loss of a technology icon, I thought I would post a background that some others might also like.

‘Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish’

It was a quote from a magazine in 1974 called World Earth Magazine — you can see the original image here — which Steve Jobs highlighted in a fantastic speech he gave at Stanford University in 2005. The video is available on YouTube and I strongly recommend watching it.

So in the spirit of Steve Jobs — may he rest in peace — this is my favourite excerpt from his speech.

“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. 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 … they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”