Saturday, October 8, 2011

Steven Paul Jobs (1955-2011)

Banners in front of Apple Store

Impromptu  Memorial
Shortly after Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011, memorials sprung up at Apple stores across the country and the world. The Chicago Apple store on Michigan Ave. was no exception. Colorful post-it notes cover the large windows facing the avenue. Many said “thanks” and “you will be missed.” Not all messages were in English, which shows Jobs’s influence was international.

Some of the hundreds of notes posted to the Apple Store on Michigan Ave.
Cool and Beautiful
Jobs made technology both cool and beautiful. I remember my tangerine iMac; it was a work of art compared to other computers available in the late-1990s. Many of you are probably reading this blog post on your iPhones or iPads, lasting testaments to his genius and renown.

If you had the opportunity, what message would you have posted to the windows at the Apple Store?

1 comment:

  1. I posted a note on the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue's window:

    Thank you Steve Jobs for teaching me and my generation how to "think differently."

    Heaven's a little brighter these days but earth is more drab than ever.

    RIP Steve!


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