From blog posts to makeshift memorials to dressing up like Steve Jobs, people of the Silicon Prairie have commemorated the Apple co-founder and CEO in many ways. Graphic by Danny Schreiber.
A week has passed since Steve Jobs died, and in that time tributes to and commemorations of the late Apple co-founder and CEO have piled up like so many bouquets and partially eaten apples outside Apple Stores around the world. The Silicon Prairie has been no exception, as people across the region have shared their thoughts and feelings on Jobs in a variety of ways.
The very best way to express those sentiments is, of course, in the people’s own words. So, without further ado, we give you a roundup of how the people of the Silicon Prairie are remembering Jobs:
- “In honor of Jobs, QuickCal donating profits to pancreatic cancer research” SPN covers QuickCal’s decision to donate one week’s profits to the Lustgarten Foundation.
- “OneLouder and Handmark pay tribute to Steve Jobs” The teams from the app development shops don Jobs-eqsue attire in tribute.
- “Steve Jobs Memorial at the Apple Store in Omaha, NE” Andy Peters of Ninth Division provides a photo gallery from an Omaha Apple Store the night Jobs died.
- “Thank you Steve Jobs. Thank you.” The team at SkyVu Pictures pays homage to Jobs with a unique rendering of one of its signature Battle Bears.
- “Living in the embrace of life” SPN’s Jeff Slobotski reflects on how Jobs’ life serves as a reminder for others to make the most of their own lives.
- “Think different” SPN’s Danny Schreiber gives his take on Jobs’ life and the news of his death.
- “The Steve Jobs Influence” Nebraska Global managing principal Steve Kiene reflects on Jobs’ role in creating an industry and on two personal encounters with Jobs.
- “Steve Jobs, my hero” Andy Peters of Ninth Division thanks Jobs for his life-changing work.
- “Steve.” Calvian Pappas of SelectOut provides a collection of his favorite photos of Jobs.
- “Zaarly Remembers Steve Jobs” Zaarly team members share a series of short vignettes.
- “Reflections on Steve Jobs’s Apple” Torsion Mobile employees offer their thoughts on Jobs.
- “An Episode About Steve” On BitMethod’s podcast, The Flyover Effect, hosts Dan Shipton, Neil Roberts and Scott Kubie discuss Jobs with guest Jeremy Harrington.
- “Remembering Steve” Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 Jon Thompson of Evolve shares a series of interactions with Apple, including en email exchange with Jobs.
- “Steve Jobs & Christ Community Church” Robert Murphy of Christ Community Church discusses the link between Steve Jobs, the Think Different campaign and a project Murphy helped initiate in his workplace.
- “Steve Jobs 1955-2011” Jon Thompson of Evolve pays tribute to Jobs by comparing some of the innovations Jobs helped bring about to their technological predecessors.
- “Fans vow to ‘stay hungry and foolish’ ” The Omaha World-Herald’s Ross Boettcher and Roger Buddenberg describe Omaha-area mourners’ reactions to Jobs’ death.
- “Apple’s Greatest Ads: The First Thirty Five Years (Photos)” The Huffington Post provides a photo gallery of Apple’s most iconic advertisements, including one featuring the Rev. Don Doll, S.J, a Creighton University professor and noted photojournalist.
- “Apple ad in ’96 featured CU priest” The Omaha World-Herald’s Ross Boettcher provides the backstory on Doll’s aforementioned Apple advertisement.
- “Jobs’ legacy of marrying innovation, elegance felt by tech firms in Central Iowa” The Des Moines Regsiter’s Adam Belz depicts the response of the Des Moines-area tech community.
- “Outpouring for Jobs is more like farewell to friend than CEO” USA Today gives a sampling of responses from across the country, including one from Jon Thompson of Des Moines.
- “London looks back at the importance of Steve Jobs” Marketplace interviews Jeff Milewski, an Iowa native, occasional SPN story subject and current London resident, at an Apple Store in London the day after Jobs’ death.
* Updated Oct.13 at 9:15 a.m. with links to additional reflections.