Carl Olson takes a look at some of the coverage of Steve Jobs death and also takes a look at his commencement address at Stanford University in 2005. I have heard and seen references to this speech multiple times cited as a great speech full of wisdom. Truly as Carl shows the speech was so cliche-ridden and vapid it shines a light on secular hope and what people can think of as substantive.
Carl, a lifetime Mac user, post is well worth reading as it contrasts the coverage full of “eulogistic words.”
Have you seen this article by Andy Crouch? He posted it on Christianity Today – – it is the first take on the sad passing of Steve Jobs that was a deeper and more thoughtful reflection of the “hope” of technology vs. the Christian Hope . . .