The Steve Jobs tributes keep coming, from temporary Apple Store closings to Jobs’ official biography, due out next Monday. Add Apple’s new, presumably long-term and maybe even permanent Steve Jobs tribute page to the list.
No, I don’t mean the main page, with its black and white picture depicting a healthier Jobs in the thinker’s pose. Apple just created a subsidiary site dubbed “Remembering Steve,” and they’ve filled it with thoughts about the late Apple inventor and entrepreneur from people around the planet.
“Over a million people from all over the world have shared their memories, thoughts, and feelings about Steve,” reads a note on the visually austere site. “One thing they all have in common — from personal friends to colleagues to owners of Apple products — is how they’ve been touched by his passion and creativity.”
You’ll have to read fast, because the notes pulse in like a heartbeat and shift down the page every 10 seconds, disappearing back into the digital ether below. Here are three I grabbed at random:
“He was a unique innovator and inspired so many,” reads one. “He had a special style and persona. He cannot be replaced. I’m saddened today, and even though I never met him, I will be reminded of him continuously. I will miss him dearly.”
“I guess a higher power wanted the iPhone as well,” quips another. “You are truly an inspiration to all.
“I’m not going to lie. I’m a PC user and have never really been a fan of Macs,” reads a third. “But I can’t deny what a revolutionary Steve Jobs was. The man changed what is expected of our computers, tablets, cell phones, music players, etc.”
The messages are clearly curated—I’ve yet to see anything critical or profane pop up.
If you want to share your own memory or note about Jobs, you’ll want to drop it in email to firstname.lastname@example.org.