Steve Jobs Day on October 14 has turned from a holiday into a memorial.
Steve Jobs died tonight at age 56, but long before the news broke, a group of his fans were already working to honor the Apple great on the day of the iPhone 4S launch.
We admire his work, read the Steve Jobs Day web site, which was launched by a group of Apple enthusists at the digital marketing firm Studiocom. We've embraced his vision. And we love what he's brought to the world.
After Jobs' death, however, the day has been given much more weight. Already several new Facebook pages have sprung up with Steve Jobs Day as their banner, and the web site's official page has already edited its wall to reflect the news.
it was planned as a celebration of his life, not a memorial, the page reads. Let's take a day to honor the man himself and say thank you. Everyone around the world is invited to participate - in real life, Facebook, Twitter, and here.
On the group's Twitter page, meanwhile, people have already begun to post plans for events on October 14, including a Steve Jobs memorial and a Dress Like Steve Jobs event. The Facebook page urges Jobs supporters around the world to wear Jobs' signature black turtleneck, glasses, and jeans, and to post about their first and favorite Apple products.
In the meantime, the group has posted a video, Our Crazy One, as a dedication to the late innovator.