Apple said today that more than a million people from around the world share their memories, thoughts, and feelings about Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder who died on Oct. 5. The remembrances are running in a live page that scrolls from one tribute to the next in an unending expression of grief and respect for the departed tech leader. Jobs died of pancreatic cancer at age 56.
The remembrances are messages that people send to the firstname.lastname@example.org. The one thing those people share in common is “how they’ve been touched by his passion and creativity.” Apple unveiled the remembrance page today after the company’s own employees had a memorial service for Jobs. The page is Apple’s own unique way of remembering the passing of a leader whose life was devoted to technology.
Apple stores around the world closed for a period of time during the service. Store windows were covered with white sheets. Inside, employees watched a broadcast of the employee event at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Artists Norah Jones and Coldplay performed at the employee event. Jobs was also remember in private ceremony on Sunday at Stanford University that included a number of Silicon Valley movers and shakers.
The messages are heartfelt and show that the world is still in mourning over the loss of one of the tech industry’s most beloved figures. Web site visitors can still send their tributes.
Here’s an example of one of the messages:
Steve, Thank you for all that you’ve done. I remember the glee on my little face when we got our first computer; the Apple IIc. The years I spent sticking by you and your products many years later. You’ll be missed — Misha.