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Jobs chosen as Stanford\'s 2005 Commencement speaker

updated 05:05 pm EST, Thu January 6, 2005

Jobs at Stanford 2005

Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs has , University President John Hennessy announced yesterday. Hennessy said that he selected Jobs after receiving a list of recommendations from a committee consisting of faculty members Jody Maxmin and Eric Roberts, graduate students Roger Stanley and Sohini Ramachandran and senior class presidents Jen Graham, Steve Myrick, Paola Worsley and Spencer Porter, according to The Stanford Daily.

"The name Steve Jobs is synonymous with innovation and creativity over the past three decades. Steve has been a leader and visionary, a pioneer in the use of technology as a means to create a more engaging and humanistic world. The advisory committee identified Steve as someone who personified the spirit and creativity that have characterized Stanford since its founding. This was an inspired recommendation, and I thank them for their thoughtful work."




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  1. PookJP

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Announcements?

    He'll most likely use the commencement to reveal G5 Powerbooks.

    Alternately: "And under each seat you'll find an iSight 2 to keep in contact with your friends!"

  1. Panzer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Maxmin

    What a cool last name.

  1. milhous

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    maybe i'm wrong but....

    when's the last time jobs made a public announcement that wasn't product-related (i.e. product annoucements, macworld, etc.)? wouldn't this be his first ever non-apple speech?

    i'm liking it though! i look forward to reading a copy of what he says. though a part of me also gets the feeling that he'll decline the invitation, assuming that he didn't preliminary agree to deliver speech before the committee selected him.

  1. PookJP

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Minmax

    That used to be the saying in the old MacWarez rooms in AOL, back around 1992. It means, "Minimum effort for Maximum gain." Aaah, those were the days. AOHell...

  1. mikeylebeau

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Should be cool...

    I'm a member of the class of 2005 at Stanford, and an avid Mac lover, so this was great news for me. If it's true that this is one of his only non-Apple speeches ever, that'd be even cooler. :)

  1. me_94501

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Stanfurd sucks

    Go Bears!

    I'm a Berkeley student. Stanfurd is our rival. I am obligated to make such a statement. :D

  1. gobears

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    me_94501:word

    ditto :) GO Bears!
    btw, we're keeping the axe again this year.

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