Friends and family of Apple founder Steve Jobs have launched the Steve Jobs Archive, an organization celebrating the technology titan. You can visit the archive at stevejobsarchive.com.
Currently, the site is simple. Above is a poetic email from Jobs to himself about his admiration for humanity. Scrolling down reveals some notable quotes from Jobs, including some from his famous 2005 commencement address at Stanford. At the end, there is a short “About Us” description for the archive. There are video and audio clips of the jobs along the way.
“With respect for the past and excitement for the future, the Steve Jobs Archive provides the tools and opportunities for people to make their own contributions,” the site reads. “We are creating programs, fellowships, collections and partnerships that reflect Steve’s values and advance his sense of possibility.” A press release also says that the archive “serves as a repository of historical material related to Steve, some of which has never been made public before.” Additional offers and projects will be announced in the coming months.
Jobs’ widow, Lauren Powell Jobs, introduced the archive at the Vox Media Code conference on Wednesday. “Although we have some artefacts and some actual material, the archive is very much about ideas,” she said.
According to Pavel Jobs, the archive is “rooted in Steve’s long-held sense that everything outside the natural world, the built environment and all the systems that govern our life on the planet, were built and designed by other human beings. . . once you have that insight, you as a human being can change it, encourage it, maybe , can be questioned and stretched. Thus, human progress takes place.