“Did you know that you have big things to accomplish in life?
And did you know that those big things are getting rather dusty while you pour yourself another cup of coffee, and decide to mull things over rather than do them? We were all born with a gift to give in life, one which informs all of our desires, interests, passions and curiosities.
This gift is, in fact, our purpose. And you don’t need permission to decide your own purpose. No boss, teacher, parent, priest or other authority can decide this for you. Just find that unique purpose.” ~ Steve Jobs
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On February 3rd, 1986 Steve Jobs acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm. Jobs, who was forced to resign from Apple, renamed the group “Pixar”. After some years of initial business struggle, the rest is history: Pixar is now the most successful animation studio in the world with masterpieces such as Toy Story, Up and Wall-E in their portfolio. The company became a subsidiary of Walt Disney in 2006.
Thank you, Steve, for opening a whole new world to us of gadgets and gizmos. Most of all, for helping create Pixar — and all the lovely unforgettable characters which helped my transition from childhood friends Mickey Mouse, the Sesame Street babies, to the Muppets … into your fascinating world of CGI.
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