Sunday declared Steve Jobs Day in California

The honors that celebrate the life of Apple's late founder and CEO Steve Jobs continue to be announced. Late on Friday, California's governor Jerry Brown announced on his Twitter page that he has declared Sunday, October 16 to be Steve Jobs Day in the state. No other information about the declaration was announced. Sunday is also the day that Apple will hold a private memorial service for Jobs at Stanford University. A number of Jobs' family and friends, along with unnamed but notable residents of the Silicon Valley area of Northern California, are expected to attend.

Also on Sunday, the Discovery cable TV network will show a one hour special, iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World. The special, hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of the TV show Mythbusters, will have a number of interviews with people who have had their lives influenced by Jobs and his work. The special will be shown at 8 pm Eastern time

On Friday, many people honored Jobs, who passed away last week at the age of 56, with Black Turtleneck Friday. Those people wore black turtleneck shirts to work as a symbol of their respect to Jobs, who frequently wore such shirts in public, particularly during his famed press events for Apple while introducing a new product like the iPod, iPhone or iMac.

Apple still plans to hold another event to honor Jobs on Wednesday, October 19. That event will be held at Apple's Cupertino, California campus for its employees only.

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Dedicate a day to another street smart thief (just like Bill Gates) who exploited employees for profit? Wow... how low can you go?
And nothing about the father of "C", Dennis Ritchie [dmr], a true genius who dedicated his life to the betterment of our computing lifes?
Shame. ;-(

v1ewer said,
Dedicate a day to another street smart thief (just like Bill Gates) who exploited employees for profit? Wow... how low can you go?
And nothing about the father of "C", Dennis Ritchie [dmr], a true genius who dedicated his life to the betterment of our computing lifes?
Shame. ;-(

Thats the truly sad thing. These guys were CEOs, whose only purpose was maximising profits. Gates, Jobs, and the rest were active in screwing over the American working class, by moving production overseas. But then again these guys /have excellent PR divisions...

Oh so he's still dead then? I'd never have known without it being mentioned a thousand times a day

How about a day of mourning for those 8 victims that were killed by some phsycho in California. Instead of a man who spearheaded a corporation by making lawyers rich with patent lawsuits. Can't wait for the day, for Samsung to own Apple. And yes without Dennis Richie there would be no mac os. I Guess Washington state will have a remberance day when Bill Gates dies.

BFD! Fine he made a lot of money selling some "innovative" products. But does he really deserve a honorary day for it. This in a nutshell is why this country is FUBAR.

1, Neowin like the rest of its kind is a business. And Apple news are selling atm
2, If it wasnt for Apple you would still be with your ****ty windows mobiles or playing snake in your nokias. Apple did change everything in mobile world like microsoft did in the computer world.

3. Stop crying about the father of Unix. if Ghandi and Lady Gaga die on the same day who the f'''' do you think would get more coverage ? Wake up

It all comes down to what it sells and what can be consumed will be consumed.

=HyperViper= said,
1, Neowin like the rest of its kind is a business. And Apple news are selling atm
2, If it wasnt for Apple you would still be with your ****ty windows mobiles or playing snake in your nokias. Apple did change everything in mobile world like microsoft did in the computer world.

3. Stop crying about the father of Unix. if Ghandi and Lady Gaga die on the same day who the f'''' do you think would get more coverage ? Wake up

It all comes down to what it sells and what can be consumed will be consumed.

if zombie ghandi came back from the dead after 60+ years and died again on the same day as lady gaga he'd get more coverage. hell, jesus was only dead a few days before he came back and people still can't shut up about it.

=HyperViper= said,
1, Neowin like the rest of its kind is a business. And Apple news are selling atm
2, If it wasnt for Apple you would still be with your ****ty windows mobiles or playing snake in your nokias. Apple did change everything in mobile world like microsoft did in the computer world.

3. Stop crying about the father of Unix. if Ghandi and Lady Gaga die on the same day who the f'''' do you think would get more coverage ? Wake up

It all comes down to what it sells and what can be consumed will be consumed.


I think it's cute that you think Apple changed the mobile world.

omgben said,

They certainly helped.


By suing everyone who makes something that barely resembles one of their products? yes.

=HyperViper= said,
1, Neowin like the rest of its kind is a business. And Apple news are selling atm
2, If it wasnt for Apple you would still be with your ****ty windows mobiles or playing snake in your nokias. Apple did change everything in mobile world like microsoft did in the computer world.

3. Stop crying about the father of Unix. if Ghandi and Lady Gaga die on the same day who the f'''' do you think would get more coverage ? Wake up

It all comes down to what it sells and what can be consumed will be consumed.

1. Neowin [to my knowledge] is a (biased) news outfit and M$ + Apple fan-boy promoter. All they care is profit to the max based on the gulibility, inexperience (14 year olds) and lack of knowledge of the average consumer. If you're gonna say it out loud, might as well say it all the way. {lol}

2. If it wasn't for Dennis Ritchie [dmr] who invented the "C" programming language (now free, open source), found in all devices, terminals, portables, computers, mainframes, etc... today, there wouldn't be any Apple, Micro$oft, or any other fruit-case... ;-/ Look it up, it's called Wikipedia, free knowledge for the masses:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Ritchie
... and follow dmr's example, gain knowledge (go to school?), better yourself, so others may learn from you one day, and if you're lucky, maybe you'll become famous b4 you die, if stardom is your thing. ;-)

3. Nobody's crying here, some of us are only trying to make a point, unfortunately we keep bumping into people like yourself. ;-( We're awake and ready. R U?

4. And yeah, here you are right 100%, unfortunately this is a consumer-based, 4 profit society, where only the best sellers matter, even if they obtained them through theft, exploitation of human beings and unfair lobbying/law suits. :-(

Edited by v1ewer, Oct 18 2011, 9:43pm :

Steve Jobs Day - 200% increase on all Apple products for one day only! If you don't buy something from Apple you're a no good hater!

Personally I think this is a bit too much for the World's Greatest con artist, he never really created anything if you even bother to do a little bit of research.

Zeet said,
Steve Jobs Day - 200% increase on all Apple products for one day only! If you don't buy something from Apple you're a no good hater!

Personally I think this is a bit too much for the World's Greatest con artist, he never really created anything if you even bother to do a little bit of research.


or maybe it will be the day Apple cuts prices, by a hundred?

It's disgusting that this fraud and others like him gets lauded, yet the real geniuses and innovators like Nikola Tesla are left as virtual nobodies.

Hmm. I see, that a bunch of people are /mad/. But, then again. /It's/ from the anti-Apple crowd. Nothing new, nor unusual. I bet, that is Bill Gates died, and someone did this for him. It would be a different story. It will be songs about him, a statue or something else.

People are just mad over stupid stuff.

Don't like the article? Don't read it. Could it be just trolls?

Why is it that all the people bickering on here sound like little kids? Steve Jobs was a Tech innovator and businessman that shaped what the industry is today, regardless of what your personal feelings are of him. I don't get why people feel the need to whine about neowin or people posting news. It's the same on any of these tech sites people post just to hate on people.

Edrick Smith said,
Why is it that all the people bickering on here sound like little kids? Steve Jobs was a Tech innovator and businessman that shaped what the industry is today, regardless of what your personal feelings are of him. I don't get why people feel the need to whine about neowin or people posting news. It's the same on any of these tech sites people post just to hate on people.

I think it has something to do with the true innovators not getting credit for their work.

Steve Jobs did invent a way to manipulate people to join his very own creation of the Apple communist collective. Good job Steve.

Here we goes another Steve Jobs news by Mr. John Callaham. Is he playing with us or what? Even hardcore pro-Apple like Giz**** and Enga***** do not do this a lot in front page.

Please stop focus on the man. Focus on the tech. Pls Neowin. Fan open this page to see news happening in Tech not repeatedly about Steve Jobs

Edited by satus, Oct 15 2011, 10:54pm :

I take it the majority of you don't want to partake in Steve Jobs day?

I do find it disappointing however that Dennis Ritchie hasn't been met with similar response given his death, and he's the father of the C programming language and Unix, the very foundation at which Mac OS X and iOS sits on.

Zimmedon said,
I take it the majority of you don't want to partake in Steve Jobs day?

I do find it disappointing however that Dennis Ritchie hasn't been met with similar response given his death, and he's the father of the C programming language and Unix, the very foundation at which Mac OS X and iOS sits on.

However, he failed to name it iUnix and make it be the next bestest thing since sliced cheese and fully cooked bread. ;-)

Zimmedon said,
I take it the majority of you don't want to partake in Steve Jobs day?

I do find it disappointing however that Dennis Ritchie hasn't been met with similar response given his death, and he's the father of the C programming language and Unix, the very foundation at which Mac OS X and iOS sits on.

Just to add to your disappointment. do you think the Woz will get anywhere near the amount of coverage that steve got?

And he was the real brains behind early apple.

Considering how much Bill Gates has given to charity and how much Steve Jobs didn't will Bill be getting a day in his honour, I doubt it...

thealexweb said,
Considering how much Bill Gates has given to charity and how much Steve Jobs didn't will Bill be getting a day in his honour, I doubt it...

No, because Bill didn't "invent" whatever the latest iFad will be. sigh.

thealexweb said,
Considering how much Bill Gates has given to charity and how much Steve Jobs didn't will Bill be getting a day in his honour, I doubt it...

I'm pretty sure the world will react more if Bill Gates dies. Steve Jobs is quite known in the US, so is Bill, but Bill is wayyy more known worldwide.

TangoEight said,
And Dennis Ritchie doesn't get any of this?

Because only 145 people in the world new of Dennis Ritchie, millions new of Steve Jobs.

sexypepperoni said,

Because only 145 people in the world new of Dennis Ritchie, millions new of Steve Jobs.

But that doesn't make him more important than Dennis Ritchie. Its sad but this is how everything works, the real innovators dont get credit for what they do, but some fake innovators takes all the credit.

simrat said,

But that doesn't make him more important than Dennis Ritchie. Its sad but this is how everything works, the real innovators dont get credit for what they do, but some fake innovators takes all the credit.

They take credit, they are paid for their job.

sexypepperoni said,

Because only 145 people in the world new of Dennis Ritchie, millions new of Steve Jobs.


And you see that as being ok? WTF?

simrat said,
Dennis deserve this more than steve jobs.

Agreed - without Dennis there would be no C and as a result C++, Objective-C and all the other languages influenced by his creation. There would be no Mac OS X, BSD Solaris/HP-UX/AIX etc. which form the basis of big iron computers which form the basis of the modern world. Even Windows wouldn't come about due to the origins of Dave Cutler developing OpenVMS in response to what he perceived as the weaknesses of UNIX. On the shoulders of giants we stand.

sexypepperoni said,
Because only 145 people in the world new of Dennis Ritchie, millions new of Steve Jobs.

It is 'knew' not 'new' - how about proof reading what you post before pressing the 'add comment' button.

sexypepperoni said,

Because only 145 people in the world new of Dennis Ritchie, millions new of Steve Jobs.

And millions know about britney spears, lady gaga or whoever the newest pop fad of the moment is...Guess they all should get days in their honour when they pass away.

FF Sake... stop already with this s..t
Every time I see a news from John I can bet my right foot that it will be about Applez/Mac/Jobs whatever.
He's DEAD, move along.
It really stops to be enjoyable to visit Neowin because of this.

Every time I see a news from John I can bet my right foot that it will be about Applez/Mac/Jobs whatever.

So why open the article to read about it if you don't want to?

It really stops to be enjoyable to visit Neowin because of this.

No one is forcing you to stay...

dyhtig said,

Maybe he only opened the article to post a comment.
That seems counter-productive to what he ultimately wants. Opening the article counts towards the page views, which lead the team to believe that people want to read more articles like it.

Intrinsica said,
That seems counter-productive to what he ultimately wants. Opening the article counts towards the page views, which lead the team to believe that people want to read more articles like it.

and negative comments about how stupid the subject in the article is shows the team that its not as great as they thought..

Like just let this guy die already.. why do people have to praise others all the time.. these are just people like you and me ..

PrEzi said,
FF Sake... stop already with this s..t
Every time I see a news from John I can bet my right foot that it will be about Applez/Mac/Jobs whatever.
He's DEAD, move along.
It really stops to be enjoyable to visit Neowin because of this.

LOL, If I was John Callaham I would write more Steve Jobs stories just to **** you off!

PrEzi said,
FF Sake... stop already with this s..t
Every time I see a news from John I can bet my right foot that it will be about Applez/Mac/Jobs whatever.
He's DEAD, move along.
It really stops to be enjoyable to visit Neowin because of this.

Agreed, he was a hypocrit intent on sueing the competition out of existence for copyright infringement yet all apple did was copy others.

PrEzi said,
FF Sake... stop already with this s..t
Every time I see a news from John I can bet my right foot that it will be about Applez/Mac/Jobs whatever.
He's DEAD, move along.
It really stops to be enjoyable to visit Neowin because of this.
If I don't forget, I'll make a quick userscript for for hiding John Callaham articles tomorrow. I'll PM you when I finish.

Simon. said,
If I don't forget, I'll make a quick userscript for for hiding John Callaham articles tomorrow. I'll PM you when I finish.

Can you make it so it only block them if they contain the words "rumor", "steve jobs" or "apple" in the title? If you can, please PM it to me. heh

Intrinsica said,

So why open the article to read about it if you don't want to?


No one is forcing you to stay...


because it stair you right in the face on the front page. No way to avoid it. get a life.

PrEzi said,
FF Sake... stop already with this s..t
Every time I see a news from John I can bet my right foot that it will be about Applez/Mac/Jobs whatever.
He's DEAD, move along.
It really stops to be enjoyable to visit Neowin because of this.

at least it's factual news and not a rumour...

jesseinsf said,

because it stair you right in the face on the front page. No way to avoid it. get a life.

Does seeing anything Apple related intimidate you guys? I'll repost my comment from the last tantrum you guys had:

What's with the nerd rage that comes with every Steve Jobs article? If you don't want to read it, then don't click on it. Some people have nothing better to do than to **** on the comments. I can't even read the comments with the hope of finding discussion relevant to the topic anymore, at least not if it's related to Apple in some way. If anything, the only thing that could eventually bring this site down is the trolls posting in the comments, not the news and editorials that are posted.

dyhtig said,
When will it be dead-Foxconn-workers day?

The day when whiners like you realise that Foxconn make almost every piece of hardware on the market; from Dell all the way through to Apple.

Mr Nom Nom's said,

The day when whiners like you realise that Foxconn make almost every piece of hardware on the market; from Dell all the way through to Apple.


Even more reason to have a dead-foxconn-workers day.

JaredFrost said,

Even more reason to have a dead-foxconn-workers day.

I agree they aren't being represented and are clearly a huge part of the industry. Who cares about Steve Jobs.

Mr Nom Nom's said,

The day when whiners like you realise that Foxconn make almost every piece of hardware on the market; from Dell all the way through to Apple.

And people like you dont realize that while Foxconn makes parts for other companies as well, they dont have to sign suicide contracts. Its about demand. Apples products are so high in demand that Foxconn pays their workers **** and make them work long hours. And since Apple pays Foxconn to make their stuff...they are just as guilty as Foxconn for the conditions and not doing anything about it.

Mr Nom Nom's said,
The day when whiners like you realise that Foxconn make almost every piece of hardware on the market; from Dell all the way through to Apple.

I'm aware of that. Could you perhaps elaborate as to what point you're trying to make?

techbeck said,

And people like you dont realize that while Foxconn makes parts for other companies as well, they dont have to sign suicide contracts. Its about demand. Apples products are so high in demand that Foxconn pays their workers **** and make them work long hours. And since Apple pays Foxconn to make their stuff...they are just as guilty as Foxconn for the conditions and not doing anything about it.

You said so yourself. Foxconn provides a crappy wage and makes its employees work long hours. Isn't that really Foxconn's problem, and something Foxconn should address? Or are you the type that wants to police the world?

But let's not stop at Apple. Since we consumers create the demand for Apple products, and the other products that Foxconn makes, shouldn't those consumers be just as guilty as Apple? Using your argument, yes they should, but since you're on an Apple bashing crusade, you'll probably spare them.

Edited by benthebear, Oct 16 2011, 4:46pm :