New York Mourns Passing of Steve Jobs

New York, just like the rest of the world, is in mourning for Steve Jobs. Technology genius and entrepreneur Jobs died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. New Yorkers were out in droves paying their respects and reminiscing about what Jobs has done for the way that we communicate.

Apple Store Tributes

Outside of the flagship Apple store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, many fans left flowers and stood around looking glum and forlorn. Some sat around using their Apple laptops and thinking about Jobs. By late in the evening, however, a larger crowd had gathered. Close to three dozen people were there talking about Mr. Jobs and many took pictures of the building as they walked by.

More Tributes

In the meatpacking district in New York at another Apple store, one fan left an apple with a single bit taken from it, imitating the iconic Apple symbol. A note that was left there read, “iThankYou.”

Certainly, tributes poured in from all corners of the world, with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg using his own page on Facebook to write to Jobs.

Jobs always encouraged people to use each day as if it were their last. Today New Yorkers are using that day to mourn the loss of a great thinker of our time.


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