译 | 他的一世,改变了社会风气(一)

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

求知若饥,虚心如调侃!

—— 苹果创始人 史蒂夫·乔布斯!

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史蒂夫·乔布斯

下的即首演讲来自于苹果之创始人史蒂夫·乔布斯2005年6月12日以斯坦福大学本着将来即将毕业的大学生进行的讲演,演讲内容十分出色,值得认真品鉴。

史蒂夫·乔布斯05年在斯坦福大学之发言

文章篇幅较丰富,分三篇。

Source language:You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says.
翻译:乔布斯说,你必须找到自己所热爱之东西。

Source language:I am honored to be with you today at your commencement
from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from
college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a
college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life.
That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

翻:今天自我深光荣来和大家一起来参加这毕业典礼,斯坦福,世界上极度好的高校之一。我从未起高校毕业。坦白而言,今天,可能是本身命中离大学毕业最近底平等上。今天,我怀念被大家说三个故事。没什么好莫了底事体,仅三只故事。

第一独故事:关于串由生命点滴

The first story is about connecting the dots.

  • 先是部分:关于串由生命点滴。

Source language:I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months,
but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I
really quit. So why did I drop out?

翻译:在里德大学读了大体上年,我虽退学了,十八只月后,在自己确实决定退学前,我还时常错过学。那怎么我会退学呢?

Source language:It started before I was born. My biological mother was a
young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for
adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college
graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a
lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the
last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a
waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an
unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My
biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated
from college and that my father had never graduated from high school.
She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few
months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to
college.

翻:事情要由本人出生说于。我之生身之母是独年轻的、未婚的高等学校毕业生,她宰制给人家收养我,也特别纪念让大学毕业生收养,因此,我生的当儿,便做好了富有的备选,以便为一个辩护律师及他的意中人领养。但尚未想到的是,我出生后,其突然决定想只要一个女孩。我之预留爹娘半夜的时候,突然接到一个对讲机,并于喻:“我们不小心生了一个略带男童,你们想只要呢?”并答复:“当然!”但新兴,我们的生身父母发现,他们决不大学毕业,养父甚至没有读了高中,因此驳回签收养合同。后来的几乎单月,养爹娘答应生母,一定让自身上大学,至此,生母才允许自给认领。

Source language:And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively
chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my
working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition.
After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I
wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me
figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had
saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it
would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back
it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I
could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and
begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

翻:我十七东的时候,真正达到了大学,但是,我好像选择了一个暨斯坦福同一贵之校就读,我的预留爹娘都是蓝领,他们几乎以具备的积蓄花在了自家的学费方面,六单月后,我道其中的价就不再。我弗知底未来见面做呀,也不亮堂大学能给自身怎么的答案。但是,我几花只了自家父母一辈子的积蓄,因此,我决定,退学!我道就是是的。不可否认,我当时老怕,但是,回头看,那实在是个老对的操纵。在自己做出了退学决定的那一刻,我到底得以无用失去读那些让我丝毫尚无兴趣的教程了,这样,我便可以错过学那些圈起格外有意思的情。

Source language:It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I
slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢
deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town
every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna
temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my
curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give
you one example:

翻:但并无是那么的妖艳,我丢了宿舍,因此,我呢只能当爱人的地板上睡,捡瓶子,为底只是能填饱肚子。周天晚间,我若动7英里的行程,穿过城市,到Hare
Krishna庙宇,吃口饭。这是一律到唯一一中断好一点之米饭,但是,我喜爱这样,我跟着好之直觉和好奇心,一路走来,被证明还是珍稀的宝。我来给大家举个例子:

Source language:Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best
calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every
poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed.
Because I had dropped out and didn’t have to take the normal classes, I
decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned
about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space
between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography
great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that
science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.

翻译:那个时候,里德大学可以提供全美最好的方字课程,大学之海报、抽屉标签,全部都是漂亮的艺术字,由于自之退学,没有正式的训,所以,我就是决定去与这课程。看看如何能够写有如此可以的字儿来,我套了San
Serif和Serif字体,还有什么在不同的字母组合中改空格的长,还有怎样才能做出极端精的印刷式样,那是不利永远无法捕捉到的,美丽的法门,实在是极端帅了。

Source language:None of this had even a hope of any practical
application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the
first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all
into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I
had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would
have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And
since Windows just copied the Mac, its likely that no personal computer
would have them. 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. Of course it was impossible to
connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very,
very clear looking backwards ten years later.

翻译:彼时,看起这些事物在身受到莫啊实际运用的可能性,但是十年晚,我当我设计首先大Macintosh的时,就不等同了。我就是将及时筹的那些东西尽数为此到了Mac电脑中,那是率先光使用了两全其美印刷字体的课,如果非是即时的退学,就自然不见面发出今日Mac电脑中的这些丰富的书体,以及令人赏心悦目的行间距,也尽管又非见面有今天如此美好的字形了。我大学毕业的下,还未克把先的个别串联起,但十年后,便不再相同了。

Source language:Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you
can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the
dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something
– your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let
me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

翻译:我还想说明的是,再向未来展望的时,你莫会见用这些有些串联起来;只有回顾的下,才会将该串联。因此,你要相信,未来之平天,你可用她们串联起来。你得相信,你的胆子、目的、生命、姻缘,从来不会令自己失望,而就是为自家之人命更独特而已。

以上。

未完待续。

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