Touching Tributes To Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs passing has touched many of us in a personal way. We use the computers, phones and entertainment devices he helped create every day. The Internet has been full of outpourings of public grief and tributes in his memory since the news came last night that he had passed away.

But my kids don’t know who Steve Jobs is. They use my iPhone to play games, they use iTunes to listen to music, they watch movies and write letters and Skype with their grandparents on my Macbook. His work is a part of their lives every day. Whenever a laptop appears in their drawings, it has an Apple logo clumsily sketched on the back. To them, computers are Macs, phones are iPhones, it’s just that simple.

To help them understand how Steve Jobs touched not only peoples’ lives but also their hearts, I’ve rounded up some of the most heartwarming tribute images I could find in his honor.

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  • Apples For The Teacher 1 of 6
    Apples For The Teacher
    All over the world, people were leaving tributes in memory of Steve Jobs at Apple Stores. Here is an image from Burlington, Mass. where mourners had left apples, letters and flowers. For more images of spontaneous tributes at Apple Stores, check out MacRumors collection of photos
  • Eternal Flame 2 of 6
    Eternal Flame
    Geeky comic xkcd offered up this lovely tribute to Jobs today. The text reads: There's always the hope that if you sit and watch for long enough, the beachball will vanish and the thing it interrupted will return.
  • The Man In The Apple 3 of 6
    The Man In The Apple
    This image of Steve Jobs profile as the bite taken out of the Apple logo was created in August by 19-year-old Jonathan Mak in Hong Kong
  • Sad Apple 4 of 6
    Sad Apple
    This tearful image of an early Apple computer says it all: Good-bye, Steve. Your kids may not get the reference, never having seen a computer that looks like this, but it'll remind you of your own early days.
  • iPod Grave 5 of 6
    iPod Grave
    Too soon! Too soon, anonymous artist! This gem has been going around Facebook and while it is funny, it's a little too much the day after the man's death, don't you think?
  • A Sad Day 6 of 6
    A Sad Day
    While the Internet was alight with memorials, in real life people were looking a little glum today, especially at tech companies. Here's Mark Kriegsman of Veracode wearing his Apple hat in his office, remembering Steve.

 

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