Retro cothing company Homage has launched a new T-Shirt honoring a phrase that has come to be associated with the late Steve Jobs, “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” The company said that all proceeds from the shirt will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a group that helps fight pancreatic cancer, the disease that killed Mr. Jobs.
Steve Jobs made the phrase “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” in his 2005 Stanford commencement address. He took the phrase from the back cover of the final Whole Earth Catalog, and he claimed it as a very inspirational message for him. He also urged the graduating Stanford seniors to take it to heart, too.
The closing of that speech:
Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
That speech and the phrase also figured prominently in Walter Isaacson’s biography titled simply Steve Jobs.
The shirt is priced at US$28, and “100% of this shirt’s proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.”
The companyt is also offering a $28 Homebrew Computer Club T-Shirt, where an unspecified portion goes to benefit the Computer History Museum.