In Memoriam: Steve Jobs


I am up at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, Vermont. I am giving the opening keynote speech after dinner at 8pm.

I am about to step on stage to speak, when someone says, “Hey, didja hear Steve Jobs died?

WTF?! I am rocked back on my heels. I go to Apple’s website, and it is — of course — simple, elegant, eloquent. I am sure the 1st half of my speech sucked.

Some worthwhile items to see and read if you want a round up:

• Steven Paul Jobs, 1955-2011 (WSJ)

• Steve Jobs, Apple’s Visionary, Dies at 56 (NYT)

• Apple Fans From Cupertino to Singapore Mourn Passing of Jobs  (Bloomberg)

• Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address (Video)

• Pogue: Steve Jobs: Imitated, Never Duplicated (NYT)

• Steve Jobs’s Best Quotes (Digits)

• His Life, His Companies, His Products (NYT interactive)

• boingboing goes old school Mac Classic (bb)

• Mossberg: The Steve Jobs I Knew (WSJ)

• Tech honchos remember Steve Jobs (Digits)

• A Look Back at Steve Jobs of Apple (Dealbook)

• Jobs’s Death Draws Outpouring of Grief and Tributes (NYT)


• iMemorial: Steve Jobs honored on front pages, magazine covers, news & tech websites (Poynter)
• Steve’s Seven Insights for 21st Century Capitalists (Harvard Business Review)
• Jobs’s Death Leaves Hollywood Without Tech Envoy (Bloomberg)
• O’Brien: iPad shows Steve Jobs’ real genius (Mercury News)
• Guest Column: Steve Jobs, Obsession, and Those Whales (Wired)
• The Wizard and the Mortal: Two Sides of Genius (NYT)
• The Power of Taking the Big Chance (NYT)
• Steve Jobs (New Yorker)
• Steve Jobs, the Perfect CEO (Wired)
• Steve Jobs: The best of the obits (Fortune)

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