OS X Pages Easter Egg: Access Steve Jobs’ Speeches in Pages

When Steve Jobs passed away back in 2011, many thought that Apple would immediately fall apart. While that didn’t happen, it doesn’t mean that the company isn’t missing its iconic leader. Had Jobs survived his battle with cancer, he would be 59 years old this year (2014), and there are plenty of people remembering him, particularly Apple’s developers.

Jobs was known for his famous personality worldwide, with many institutes having invited him to deliver speeches and inspire others with his well-chosen words. One of his most famous speeches, named “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”, is the one he delivered to the Stanford University graduating class of 2005. This speech can be found at various locations on the net, but we’ve also included a link to its video below for you to see:

Apple’s Engineers have also embedded the entire speech in Pages for OS X, as a tribute to the late Apple icon. The speeches are located in Pages’ application bundle found in Applications -> Pages. We’ve outlined the entire method to navigate, open and read Jobs’ speeches below, so check it out:

Note: You’ll need Pages for OS X installed to follow this guide.

1. Open Finder on your Mac. In the menu bar, click on “Applications.”


2. Locate Pages. Once found, right-click (secondary click) on Pages’ icon, and select “Show Package Contents.”


3. In the opening window, navigate to “Contents -> Resources.”



4. Here, you’ll see a file named “Apple.txt.” Click it or select it and press “Command + O” to open the file in TextEdit.



Tip: By default, the file will open in TextEdit. However, if you wish to view it in Pages, Microsoft Word or any other text application, you can easily do so by right-clicking the file, clicking on “Open with” and selecting the application you want the file to open in.



Have your Mac read the speech out to you

If you are not keen in reading it, you can get your Mac to read out the speech with the “say” command. Simply copy the following command in Terminal, and the contents of the text file will be spoken with the system’s default text-to-speech voice:

say -f /Applications/Pages.app/Contents/Resources/Apple.txt



Agree with me or not, Steve Jobs was arguably one of the most famous tech pioneers of his time. He created Apple, a company that today makes tech products that are widely used all around the world. Using the methods above, you can easily access two of Steve Jobs’ most iconic speeches in OS X. And most importantly, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.”

Shujaa Imran
Shujaa Imran

Shujaa Imran is MakeTechEasier's resident Mac tutorial writer. He's currently training to follow his other passion become a commercial pilot. You can check his content out on Youtube

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