Ukrainian Defense Secretary steals Steve Jobs’ Stanford speech
Well over 4 million people have watched the below YouTube video of Steve Jobs’ uplifting Stanford commencement speech, including, apparently, Ukrainian Secretary of National Security and Defense Raisa Bogatyreva. Business Insider is reporting that Bogatyreva lifted quite a few lines from Jobs’ speech, word for word in a recent address she gave.
Now, assuming she first translated them into whatever language it is Ukrainians speak, I must say, I think it’s pretty impressive that she got caught. After all, there are only a handful of Ukrainian tech giants who I can quote speeches from, so Jobs should feel somewhat honored that his words of wisdom made it across the pond, then hopped a train or a goat or something and made it into Bogatyreva’s speech. In fact, I bet she probably wouldn’t have been caught at all if it weren’t for the fact that the lines she took involved her being adopted as a young boy and reminiscing on creating the first Mac.