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.