Steve Jobs tributes from around the world

November 30, 2011

Who loves the Apple cofounder? An amazing array of people and organizations have shown their respect and affection for Steve Jobs in a whole host of ways, both expected and some just off the wall. Stamps? Yup. Giant iPhones? We’ve got that, too.

First off, Hungary has issued Steve Jobs stamps (AP). The European nation’s postal service says it has issued a numbered commemorative sheet and card in memory of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Inc. who died in October. 5,000 copies of the memorial set have been issued, selling for $4.40 each.

Further thereto, a Budapest software company is planning to unveil a Jobs statue in December.

Another moment of wonder comes from the US Patent & Trademark Office, which has partnered with the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum, to produce and publicly display a tribute to the patent prowess of the erstwhile Apple CEO.

“This exhibit commemorates the far-reaching impact of Steve Jobs’ entrepreneurship and innovation on our daily lives,” said David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. “His patents and trademarks provide a striking example of the importance intellectual property plays in the global marketplace.”

The free exhibit is open to the public at the USPTO’s campus in Alexandria, Virginia, through January 15, 2012.

Bits and bobs

China pays tribute to Apple boss Steve Jobs — Across the globe the tributes have poured in. A huge reaction to this news also on the web – in China alone more than 50 million messages have been posted on the Chinese equivalents of Twitter.

German filmakers used 4,001 PostIt notes to create memorial.

Of course, don’t forget Apple’s own tributes to their fallen leader — Remembering Steve (fan missives) and
A Celebration of Steve’s Life, a live recording of Apple’s on-campus tribute featuring company luminaries, celebrities and other notables.

Of those tributes, by far my favorite is Jonathan Ive’s, which is fittingly bittersweet for a complicated man and his relationship with the greatest designer of our age.

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