This morning I watched our tape of One Last Thing, the PBS documentary about Steve Jobs. www.pbs.org/programs/steve-jobs-one-last-thing
I am always interested in the human side of giftedness, and I believe we are all gifted in some way. One great thing about blogs is the support of the community–the finding of kindred spirits who support one another. The sheer joy of being creative. I don’t know a lot about Steve Jobs, but his joy in creating came through the program well. His sources of inspiration were well-honored.
The program was also a review for me of how rapidly technology has grown in our lifetimes. Karl and I were students at UW-Madison from 1972 – 1976. Karl had many long nights at the Computer Science Center working on assignments for classes, with the old main-frame computers. He also worked at the Space Science Center. I was in education and also working at Pizza Hut until late at night. Now I can barely stay up through the news, but then I see the sun rise over Lake Michigan!
The lake looks so cold today. The waves keep rolling to shore. For me, science requires concrete examples. I never could understand intuitively what is happening when steam rises from the water. Then one day, I sat with a cup of coffee steaming in the cold sunroom, and I made the connection. Sometimes the water is warmer than the air. So good to learn new things always.
“Steaming Coffee” courtesy of wpclipart.com.