California governor, Jerry Brown, declared Friday that Oct. 16 is Steve Jobs Day. The announcement comes a week after the 56-year-old Apple founder's death.
Apple will also be holding a private memorial service Sunday at Stanford University for its founder.
Guests to the invite-only service include Silicon Valley luminaries as well as those close to Jobs. Invitees were asked to respond to Emerson Collective, a philanthropic organization established by Jobs' wife, Laurene Powell Jobs, said The Wall Street Journal.
Apple employees are invited to attend a memorial event Wednesday at the company's Cupertino, Calif. Headquarters, announced Apple's current CEO Tim Cook.
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple, Cook told Apple employees in an email. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jobs passed away from pancreatic cancer on Oct. 5. Family attended a private funeral Oct. 7 when Jobs was buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, Calif.
When Jobs resigned from his position as Apple's CEO, he held a 97% approval rate. It comes as no surprise that Jobs left the company thriving stronger than ever. After the release of the iPhone 4S Friday, Apple shares closed at a record high. The release, in spite of strong pre-orders, left stores sold-out following long lines of fans and iPhone enthusiasts.
In the week following his death, Jobs' fans have expressed their condolences and memories of the Apple founder. Storefronts have been covered in post-it notes written by long-time Apple supporters.
Fans of Steve Jobs at Studio.com started a website stevejobsday2011.com where fans can tweet, comment, and post pictures of themselves in Jobs' signature black turtleneck, jeans, tennis shoes, and glasses
We admire his work. We've embraced his vision. And we love what he's brought to the world. Let's take a day to celebrate the life and work of Steve Jobs and say thank you, the website states.
The Discovery Channel will also air a documentary, iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World, including interview with people impact by Jobs. The hour long special will air Sunday at 8 PM E/P.
Someone once said that to follow the path that others have laid before you is a very reasonable course of action, therefore all progress is made by unreasonable men, Adam Savage of Mythbusters said. Steve Jobs was an unreasonable man. He didn't simply give the public what they wanted, he defined entirely new ways of thinking about our lives in the digital space: productivity, creativity, music, communication, media and art. He has touched, directly and indirectly, all of our lives.
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