This Wednesday, Apple lost its visionary Steve Jobs at the age of 56. An outpouring of tributes from world leaders and the people who use Apple products everyday followed.
This week’s Core Bytes is devoted to recent news about Steve Jobs, his legacy, and his passing.
•Steven Colbert to Steve Jobs on the Colbert Report, joking that the visionary “gave people the ability to stay awake at meetings.” He ended on a more serious note, thanking Jobs “for everything.”
•A comic paying tribute to the life and times of Steve Jobs has been released three weeks before the scheduled print date on the NOOK and Kindle. “Steve Jobs: Co-Founder of Apple” offers insights into his drive and accomplishments. The e-edition will include a special reference to his passing, and the overall impact he had on society.
•The off-Broadway play "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” is still scheduled to debut at New York’s Public Theater. Previews are set for Oct. 11, with an opener of Oct. 17. The show focuses on the cost of mass-production of Apple products, particularly at factories in China—a theme creator and performer Mike Daisey says will not change.
•From Cupertino to San Francisco, humbled Apple fans throughout the Bay Area have been paying tribute to Steve Jobs. In San Francisco’s Dolores Park, Apple fans gathered, waving their iPhones into the dark sky like torches.
•Online traffic for videos featuring Steve Jobs aptly shot through the roof on Thursday, Oct. 6. Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech, for example, normally received 2,000 views a day. But on Thursday, the number skyrocketed to eight million. Product presentations for devices such as the iPad also usually receive 24,000 views a day. The number yesterday? 6.8 million.
•Steve Jobs’ funeral, “a small private gathering,” is reportedly taking place on Friday, according to Reuters. However, they stated, no public memorial has been planned.