It’s official. Sunday October 16th has now been declared as Steve Jobs Day by the state of California (his hometown).
This same day, the Apple company holds a memorial service for its late iconic founder.
The present Gov Jerry Brown actually used the social media vehicle twitter to tweet that Sunday” ‘will be Steve Jobs Day in the State of California’ – a salute to come 11 days after the computer genius died aged 56, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
“In his life and work, Steve Jobs embodied the California dream. To call him influential would be an understatement. His innovations transformed an industry, and the products he conceived and shepherded to market have changed the way the entire world communicates.
Most importantly, his vision helped put powerful technologies, once the exclusive domain of big business and government, in the hands of ordinary consumers. We have only just begun to see the outpouring of creativity and invention that this democratization of technology has made possible.
It is fitting that we mark this day to honor his life and achievements as a uniquely Californian visionary. He epitomized the spirit of a state that an eager world watches to see what will come next.”
We thought that his words were fitting and expressed the views of the majority of people who both did and didn’t use Apple products.
The service that was held on the 16th wasn’t a service that just any member of the public could attend unfortunately. In fact most people didn’t even know it was happening. Invitations were sent out the week prior to the event to members of Silicon Valley’s “elite,” as well as well connected executives in the tech space. The location hasn’t been made public.
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