Stanford's nearby Apple store remembers Jobs in Post-it tribute

Ditching their iPads to taking to the streets with their Post-it note pad instead, how Stanford students remembered Steve Jobs.
Written by Zack Whittaker, Contributor

The Apple store on University Avenue, home of Stanford University in Palo Alto, has been inundated with Post-it notes, in true student-style memorial of the late Steve Jobs, who died last week.

Within hours of the news that Steve Jobs had passed away, many had taken to the streets to express their adoration for the Apple co-founder, to share memories and to pay their respects to the man who brought them the products Apple worked so hard to produce.

In the coming days, many had seen poignant galleries of images of gatherers and supporters, consumers and ordinary passing citizens coming together to say their farewells and to mourn the end of an era.

But this one as seen below, points out the essence of how students around the world felt about Jobs as he passed, whether Apple users or otherwise, at the Apple store at the home of computing -- near Silicon Valley and close to the Apple campus -- to remember a man of great influence.

(Source: Twitter/YFrog via @MadLid)

The Post-it note tribute may not be unique to the University Avenue store. But something resonates quite deeply from display, littered with note-taking and mind-recalling devices; one of the simplest forms of reminder we have.

There is no doubt that almost every student in the Western world has some form of attachment to the legacy that Jobs left behind. From the iMac to the MacBook, down the range of products to the mere iPod shuffle, Apple reached a great deal of the Generation Y; coining the term 'iGeneration' itself based on Apple's product naming.

While not every one of those notes were from students, a good portion will be from neighbouring Stanford University, where Jobs himself gave a commencement speech in 2005. His words still mean something today, with thousands of students at the same graduation ceremony taking on his message with them for life.

A glass window littered with notes of remembrance; from a distance quite a beautiful, multi-coloured display, while up close a concentrated source of words for others to take reflection from.

It's quite something.


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