Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jack Kerouac and Apple Computer

Read the whole article, but the pot-o-gold is in the last paragraph: Kerouac and Apple.

Here's the Kerouac quote with which I'm familiar, although I cannot cite a source:
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

It seems to me that, when comparing this quote with the quote from the above article, one of two things is true. Either the quote above is truly not from Kerouac (as alleged on hundreds of websites, for example goodreads), or Apple Computer ripped him off big-time.

Anybody want to sue Apple?


Crystal said...

Kind of a combination between Jack Kerouac's quote about the mad ones and Margaret Mead's quote about changing the world.

Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

An observation with which I agree!

Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

See the misattibuted section here: