Steve Jobs death will affect many for a long time and many will want to cherish his memories and most inspiring quotes forever. The former Apple CEO and co-founder is held as a visionary in his home state California and Silicon Valley luminaries will celebrate Steve Jobs Day, a special - and private - memorial service on Sunday.
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday tweeted that Sunday has been declared Steve Jobs Day within the state. Jobs, who is known for his iconic pair of jeans and a black turtleneck, died on Oct. 5, one day after the iPhone 4S was announced. He was 56. His death has lead to many tributes being left at Apple stores worldwide and on the Internet.
One of the most famous is Hong Kong design student Jonathan Mak, who created a Steve Jobs logo by implementing the Apple CEO's silhouette in the bite of the apple. Mak has said his design was inspired when Jobs resigned as CEO back in August. The design has since landed him a job offer, it has been used on many memorabilia and has won the attention of actor Ashton Kutcher, who has used Mak's logo as his profile picture.
According to The Wall Street Journal, for Steve Jobs Day, there will be an invitation-only event, which will be for prominent Silicon Valley executives. This will reportedly take place at an undisclosed location at Stanford University. The second event will be a larger memorial service starting at 10 a.m. PST to be held outside Apple's campus on Wednesday. The events are reportedly closed to the public.
It is unknown at this time if Apple will stream these events.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that on Wednesday Apple employees will give publix remembrances of Jobs. Apple has provided the following e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org)where fans can send their tributes.
Here are some of his most inspiring quotes:
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something -- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. - Stanford University commencement speech, 2005
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. - Stanford University commencement speech, 2005
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. - Stanford University commencement speech, 2005
I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year. ... It's very character-building. -Apple Confidential 2.0, 2004
Picasso had a saying. He said 'Good artists copy, great artists steal.' And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. ... I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians and poets and artists and zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world. - Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires, 1996
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -- these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ... Stay hungry. Stay foolish. - Stanford University commencement speech, 2005
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. - Stanford University commencement speech, 2005
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been No for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. - Stanford University commencement speech, 2005
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. ... Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful ... that's what matters to me. - The Wall Street Journal, 1993