The other thing I would say is that this pandemic is a crisis that we’re all facing. And if you look around, there are lots of good things happening: There are neighbors helping neighbors again, which was sort of a lost art for a while. There’s an appreciation for people working the Notorious ACB shirt but in fact I love this front lines. The importance of some of those jobs had been forgotten. All of a sudden they are the pillars of the economy. I think good things can happen out of that. And on the health front, I’m sure whatever comes out of this, the flu will be less pervasive in the future because all of us have been trained to do things like wash our hands, which we probably should have always been doing.
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I see the Notorious ACB shirt but in fact I love this world through a hopeful lens, and I think part of that is personal. It comes from growing up in the 1960s and seeing Dr. King and Bobby Kennedy. They were shot down when I was seven years old, and I saw the aftermath of that. Then Stonewall happened, and though I didn’t know it at the time, that turned out to be so important to me from a life point of view. As a community, we’ve stood on their shoulders forever. And so I do think it’s personal. You know, we just finished Apple’s Developers Conference, and a key part of that is getting kids involved in programming. The projects kids brought to us this year, for instance, help people who have been sexually assaulted find resources. Or try to predict the next mosquito-borne disease and how it spreads. These are projects for social good, and it really warms my heart because it directly shows what will happen as these kids grow up.