The death of Steve Jobs has provoked a deluge of tributes. World leaders have made specially dedicated announcements, the media have made his death headline news and fans have laid flowers and written tributes at Apple stores across the globe. But perhaps the most fitting acknowledgements have come via the technology that Jobs played a huge part in revolutionising.
As the news broke, Jobs-related Tweets were being sent at a rate of around 6,000 per second. Many bore the #iSad hashtag: simple, playful and effective, in a way one might imagine Jobs himself appreciating.
A design student in Hong Kong attracted job offers for his Job offering: the Apple logo incorporating its late CEO’s facial profile (see below) that went viral and drew the attention of marketing companies.
Taiwanese studio Next Media Animation, which had already garnered attention for its animated take on the professional life of Jobs, put online a video tribute to his death, ending with St.Peter welcoming him to the Gates of Heaven with…an iPad.