R.I.P. Michael Hawley, the polymath who helped pen Steve Jobs' famous commencement speech

published 25.06.2020 17:14

by Luke Dormehl from cultofmac.com

Michael Hawley, the man who helped Steve Jobs write his famous 2005 Stanford commencement address, has died as a result of cancer at the age of 58.

Hawley, who shared a house with Jobs at one time and worked with him at NeXT, was a polymath and pioneer in his own right.

At NeXT, he created one of the world’s first digital libraries.

I had a few passing interactions with Mike Hawley over the years, and he was always exceptionally kind and polite.

My most recent was last year when I contacted him to ask if he would speak with me about his role helping Jobs write his 2005 Stanford commencement address.