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How metaphors of nonhuman beings help us give shape to the human experience and make sense of our inner lives. We think in metaphors — they are our bridge of meaning between the familiar and the unfamiliar.
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Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, groundbreaking