Tributes to Steve Jobs

October 10th, 2011 10:10 AM
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Between last week's video and a special episode of the Open Apple podcast, I've said all I can about Steve Jobs' passing. But many others have shared more eloquent thoughts than mine, and I'd like to share some of my favorites here.

The Open Apple shownotes link to several celebrities' social media tributes. Among those not mentioned are Richard Garriott, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg.

On the visual front, there have been many artistic interpretations, including from the New Yorker and XKCD.

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There's always the hope that if you sit and watch for long enough, the beachball will vanish and the thing it interrupted will return.

New Yorker

Pailheads temporarily reskinned their site with a familiar look.

Boing Boing

Several celebrities have offered video tributes, including liberal show hosts Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.

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Jon Stewart's Apple II

April 29th, 2010 2:59 PM
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First, Apple loses their next-gen iPhone. Then, Gizmodo gets their hands on, and dissects, it. Next, Apple asks for the phone's return, and Gizmodo acquiesces. End of story? Nope — police then rammed in Gizmodo's EIC's door and raided the place.

This story was unconnected to the Apple II until Jon Stewart supplied his take on it. His interest in Apple Inc. is personal, as his love affair with their products dates back to his college days with the Apple II:

Jon Stewart's Apple II

That has to be one of the most hideous Photoshop jobs I've ever seen. Stewart's not looking so hot, either.

I took the above screen shot at time index 2:07 of this video:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c