And 17 years later I did go to college. I dottori mi dissero che con ogni probabilità era un tipo di cancro incurabile, e avevo un'aspettativa di vita non superiore ai tre-sei mesi. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. Mather House, incidentally, was designed by the same firm that built Hitler's bunker. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on.
It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. In seguito quella sera ho fatto una biopsia, dove mi infilarono un tubicino nella gola, attraverso il mio stomaco fin dentro l'intestino, inserirono una sonda nel pancreas e prelevarono alcune cellule del tumore. And since Windows just copied the Mac, its likely that no personal computer would have them. Let me give you one example: Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country.
Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept: No one wants to die. They heard he had a brass toe ring and they aims to get it. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. My second story is about love and loss.
And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept: No one wants to die. But of course, I think there is some common ground between us. And, I think that attitude made the difference. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. And so I decided to start over.
Ho imparato dei caratteri serif e sans serif, a come variare la spaziatura tra differenti combinazioni di lettere, e che cosa rende la migliore tipografia così grande. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made.
My third story is about death. Organics must be grown without man-made chemicals such as synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. So why did I drop out? Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. He encouraged them to give their inner voice a chance and not suppress it by giving in to others' opinions. Although he did not know where it would lead him , later on this interest lead Him to designing the first Macintosh computer which was design into Mac one of his biggest success.
You hit the nail on the head. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. E, come le grandi storie d'amore, diventerà sempre meglio col passare degli anni. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. Unfortunately, my speech was rejected. I lived with that diagnosis all day.
It was the first computer with beautiful typography. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. Quando successe, il nostro Consiglio di Amministrazione si schierò con lui. But I'm telling you all this for a reason. And here's what happened: When the pilot aired it was the second lowest-rated television show of all time. Thank you all very much.
It started before I was born. Before a single word is exchanged, most first impressions are already informed. You see, in those days I was six feet four inches tall and I weighed 150 pounds. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. There are advantages to this and of course disadvantages.
It means to say your goodbyes. The first story is about connecting the dots. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later. And then I got fired. I lived with that diagnosis all day. Why, many of you have read the Merchant of Florence, and that will inspire you when you travel to the island of Spain.