It’s been a strange couple of days for all of us on the Apple beat. On Wednesday afternoon, I was in the midst of writing a Remains of the Day that begged bloggers to write about anything other than iPhone 4S nitpicks when I heard the news. Be careful what you wish for, I suppose.
Steve Jobs Funeral is Friday (Wall Street Journal)
Jobs’s family and friends gathered Friday for a small private service, according to the Wall Street Journal. There will be no public funeral, though Apple is expected to hold a “celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life” for employees at some point in the future. (Employees-only or not—I hope they invite Bob Dylan.)
Apple Store Memorials (Tumblr)
In lieu of a public memorial, people from all over the world have been making pilgrimages to their local Apple Stores. Mourners have used Post-Its, apples, and even old iPods to create memorials for Jobs.
Remembering Steve Jobs (Apple)
If you can’t get down to an Apple Store, you can still pay your respects by sending your memories and thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wozniak remembers Steve Jobs (The Washington Post)
“And this—I’ll never get this memory out of my head, just where I was, just getting a phone call from a reporter, and they just said, ‘Have you heard the news?’, and I instantly knew what that meant.”
Another perspective on recent events, from The Onion.
Steve Jobs narrates The Crazy Ones (The Loop)
Apple’s highly-successful 1997 “Think Different” campaign featured a one-minute spot called “The Crazy Ones,” voiced by actor Richard Dreyfuss. Here’s an unaired version of the spot, with Jobs himself doing the narration.