In the five days since Steve Jobs’ death, Apple stores across the city have been filling up with impromptu tributes in the form of Post-it notes, half-eaten apples, and flowers. At the Meatpacking District location, every window in the three-story store is now full of dedications to Steve Jobs. The general tone is split between grief for a great man, and thanks for all the cool stuff he made.
Note now-famous slogans like “think different” and “stay hungry.” Some saw Jobs as a liberal icon (“I loved when you told Bill Gates he should have taken acid”); others lionized him as a titan of industry (“Businessmen are heroes”). While many notes aim for casually witty (“You are the (Apple logo) of my i,” “iCon,” etc.), the best ones are the most personal: “Thanks Mr. Jobs for making the iPad easy enuf (sic) for grandparents to use,” one read.
Our personal favorite combines a nearly poetic simplicity with one of the reasons why Jobs’ death has elicited such an outpouring in the first place: “The first time I enjoyed using a computer, I was a kid and it was a Mac. Thank you.”
We’ve called to figure out how long the shrine will be allowed to stay there and will update if we hear more.
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