As Steve Jobs’ family mourns the loss of a loved one, the world mourns the loss of one of the most talented, creative and visionary minds of this generation.
Although Steve wasn’t Canadian, millions of us have embraced his many creations – from the very first Apple desktop computers, to the iPod, the iPhone and more recently the iPad. Ironically, many of us found out about his passing via one of his devices.
Since news of his death broke last week, memorials have grown at his home and Apple headquarters with people dropping off flowers and leaving messages of how Steve changed their lives.
Steve was all about change, whether he planned it or not, he has forever changed the way we talk on the phone, listen to music and even search the web.
To honour his life, Apple recently decided it would hold a memorial service on October 19.
“Although many of our hearts are still heavy, we are planning a celebration of his life for Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place,” said Tim Cook, the new CEO, through an e-mail.
However, this isn’t the only memorial. Canadians have been pouring their hearts out online, through Facebook Groups and blogs. Also, the Discovery Channel is set to air a documentary entitled “iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World” that will premiere Sunday.