Apple holding private memorial for Steve Jobs Sunday

Even as Apple starts selling its iPhone 4S smartphone today, the company is still dealing with the recent loss of its founder and former CEO Steve Jobs. Today The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has invited a number of people to attend a private memorial service for Jobs on Sunday, October 16. The event will be held at Stanford University.

In addition to people that were close to Jobs, invites to the memorial service have been extended to a number of unnamed but well known residents of the Silicon Valley area of California. People who received the invites were asked to respond to Emerson Collective, a charity organization that was established by Job's wife Laurene Powell Jobs.

This memorial service is different than the one that Apple plans to hold in memory of Jobs on Wednesday, October 19. That event is being held just for Apple employees and will be located at the company's main offices in Cupertino, California. Apple has said that it has no plans to hold any public memorial for Jobs, who died on October 5 at the age of 56 after battling pancreatic cancer for years.

The actual funeral for Jobs was a private affair and was held on October 7 in an unnamed location. Apple fans around the world have created their own homemade tributes to Jobs' life and placed them at Apple stores, at its corporate headquarters and at Jobs' residence.

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virtorio said,
So why did you open the article?
because we are tired of seeing it on the front page. There is no way to avoid it.

jesseinsf said,
because we are tired of seeing it on the front page. There is no way to avoid it.

You're incapable of reading a headline, thinking "I don't care about this" and moving onto something else?

virtorio said,

You're incapable of reading a headline, thinking "I don't care about this" and moving onto something else?

No. They prefer to whine about it like little kids.

delete said,
Dennis Ritchie.

How dare you compare that computer newb with the all and powerful Steve Woz... I mean Jobs. Steve single handily changed the course of computing history. It's not like he had a partner or anything. Further, he didn't rely on inventions from anyone.

I've heard these nasty rumors about OSX and iOS. They talk about it having Unix underpinnings and there might be some C code in there somewhere. This is absolutely not true. OS X is written in magic.

Besides, why would the news media want to report on an educated man who had a background in physics and applied mathematics. They would much rather hear about another college dropout who makes it rich because they have at least some theoretical shot of being just like the guy (or well... maybe not).

So, the solution to protesting a news article you don't care about is to make a comment that even less people care about. Interesting.

virtorio said,
So, the solution to protesting a news article you don't care about is to make a comment that even less people care about. Interesting.
Like your comment? /s

warwagon said,
Haters gonna hate
We don't hate, we are tired of ridiculous news of someone who is over hyped. The former Motorola CEO (Who also recently past away) did more innovation during his time than Steve ever did, So why not focus on him instead? Steve was a marketing Genius who seen things his way and didn't care what the customer thought or wanted.

ok it's a private memorial, why would any of us care neowin? Post some real news on the site, this is just getting annoying now.

[quotes =smooth3006 said,]i agree that neowin should stop reporting on this. let the man RIP already. [/quote]

I hate the term rest in piece. He's dead he doesn't care.

smooth3006 said,
i agree that neowin should stop reporting on this. let the man RIP already.

There is no peace for him as long as Neowin beats him like a dead horse.

Take this stuff off the front page already. Ok, he died, whatever... He's gonna have a movie for his biography anyway, why give him more attention? He's dead! He's not aware he's in the news or people miss him, he's not sleeping, he's dead... No brain function... He can't hear you, so stop talking about this nonsense already, he's not God. (like there is one...)

warwagon said,

Who are they? Never heard of them although I think in is a unix guy


Read and you might increase your IQ level.