Here’s to the crazy ones
It’s too bad Apple’s iconic ad didn’t feature one of the prominent postmodern philosophers—maybe Michel Foucault (pictured above), or Jacques Derrida. They’re the crazy ones, the misfits, and the rebels and their intellectual project has a lot in common with Steve Jobs’s campaign. Their approach to social critique led from the same basic worldview that Jobs elaborates in a later interview:
When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same...
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