Monday, October 17, 2011

Tributes to Steve Jobs

The state of California is also honoring the late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs.

California Gov. Jerry Brown, in an announcement he made on Twitter, declared yesterday as "Steve Jobs Day" in the Golden State.

Silicon Valley royalty assembled yesterday at Stanford University to pay their respects to Jobs at a memorial service that was organized by Apple. The company sent invitations for the private event to some of the Valley's biggest names, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Apple as a company has put down plans to hold a company wide celebration of the Apple co-founder's life this Wednesday morning at the company's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.

Also on Sunday, the Discovery Channel plans to run a one hour long special about Jobs called "iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World." MythBusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman pay tribute to Jobs through interviews with people whose lives and careers were impacted by Jobs, including Stevie Wonder, Tom Brokaw, and the company's (Apple) employees.

Steve Jobs, who died on the 5th of October after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, was buried a few days later during a private, non-denominational funeral in Santa Clara County.

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