Sunday, August 28, 2011

Please Donate to Dave Patterson's Great Cause - Waves To Wine Ride 2011 to Fight MS

I would encourage everyone to sponsor Dave Patterson on his upcoming Waves To Wine Ride 2011 that helps combat the crippling disease - MS.  The ride is coming up September 17th and 18th.

As Dave states on his "Accept The Challenge" Waves To Wine Ride 2011 page:

Why I Ride

My wife was diagnosed with MS in 2006, which brought home the impact of this disease. Fortunately, she did not really have it, but I was inspired to try harder to raise funds to help find a cure so that other families wouldn't face this daunting lifestyle. In the process, and I learned that MS has struck children, brothers, sisters, nieces, cousins, and close friends of my friends, making the disease much more widespread than I'd realized.
You can go here to donate to sponsor Dave and his two sons for this VERY IMPORTANT cause.  Please do!

Best of Luck Steve Jobs

Hopefully, Steve Jobs health will turn around for the better.

I had the great fortune to hear Steve Jobs speak on few occasions while at Sun Microsystems.  I remember when he told the story about walking through Xerox PARC and seeing the first window system graphical user interface and a mouse.
Steve said, "all of you would have realized that this was the future of computing and did the same thing I did."  I remember saying to the person next to me, "no we wouldn't, we're not Steve Jobs".  The one thing that is true, is that Steve Jobs has a a reality distortion field around him when he spoke.  He is without peer when it comes to talking technology in a clear, concise and compelling way. 

Below is my favorite commencement address of all time by Steve Jobs at Stanford.