Friends and family of Apple founder Steve Jobs created the Steve Jobs Archive, an organization that honors his memory. The archive can be visited by following the link stevejobsarchive.com, reports The Verge.
The site has an email Jobs sent himself about his admiration for humanity. It also features several famous quotes from Jobs, including his famous Stanford commencement speech in 2005. At the end, there is a brief description of the “About Us” archive. Video and audio recordings of Jobs are attached to the text entries.
“With respect for the past and excitement for the future, the Steve Jobs Archive offers people the tools and opportunities to make their own contribution,” the website says. “e are building programs, fellowships, collections, and partnerships that reflect Steve’s values and carry his sense of possibility forward.”
The press release also says that the archive will “act as a repository of historical materials relating to Steve, some of which have never before been made public,” with more announcements about additional offerings and projects to be made in the coming months.
The archive was presented by Laurene Powell Jobs, Jobs’ widow, at the Vox Media Code conference on Wednesday. “While we do have some artifacts and some actual real material, the archive is much more about ideas,” she said.
According to Powell Jobs, the archive is “rooted in Steve’s long held notion that once you understand that, outside of the natural world, everything in the built environment and all the systems that govern our life on the planet were built and designed by other humans. Once you have that insight, you understand that you as a human can change it, can prod it, can perhaps, interrogate it and stretch it. In that way, human progress happens.”