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Virgin America Quotes Steve Jobs on Jet

“Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” is prominently displayed on the side of an Airbus A320 in Virgin America’s fleet, paying homage to Steve Jobs’ famous quote. Virgin America is the only airline based in Silicon Valley, and a representative of the company explained that the name was chosen “as part of an internal plane naming competition.”

In his oft-mentioned landmark commencement address at Stanford University in 2005, Jobs cited that the phrase was originally used, to his knowledge, in The Whole Earth Catalog in the 1970s, describing it thusly:

“When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation….It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along. It was idealistic and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.”

He went on to say in his address that day, that “I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.”

via MacRumors

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