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Steve Jobs' face to appear on a commemorative postage stamp in 2015

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Steve Jobs' face to appear on a commemorative postage stamp in 2015
The face of Steve Jobs, the deceased co-founder and former CEO of Apple, is bound to appear on a collectible US postage stamp, a recent US Postal Service list claims. According to it, the design for the commemorative stamp is currently in the works and the finished product will be released by 2015.

Steve Jobs will appear alongside other popular faces, such as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, John Lennon, and even Barack Obama, whose images are considered to be "contemporary, timely, relevant, interesting, and educational". However, it is unknown what image of Jobs will be featured on the stamp, as the list clearly states that design is still a "subject to change".

source: The Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee via Gizmodo

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posted on 21 Feb 2014, 10:27 6

1. ihavenoname (Posts: 1447; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I think that he deserves it, after all, he was a great visionary, American icon and he has really changed peoples lives. Also great example of American success story, company from garage to most valuable brand in the world.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:17 7

11. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


Let's also not forget that he will always be remembered as the pioneer of Asian slave labor for the sake of profit, and the great human being who screwed nearly everyone who were with him in the beginning, denying stock options to some who gahe his dream their all and worked tirelessly to bring his plans to fruition.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 12:08 1

20. Finalflash (Posts: 1811; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Eh, whatever, this was probably induced by a bit of prodding with forks of cash by certain people. USPS could certainly use the money as it is always a bit under funded.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 14:30 1

25. stealthd (Posts: 969; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


There's a lot of legitimate criticisms to make against Jobs. You didn't make a single one there. Complete swing and a miss, but the fanboys (or rather haters) give you thumbs up anyway.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 12:12 3

21. maherk (Posts: 1043; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


As an Android and mostly Samsung customer I have to agree. While I don't like Apple's model in the last couple of years, mainly after the death of Jobs, but one can't deny the huge impact Apple had in our daily life. They revolutionized the smartphone industry, with the iPhone and the iPad, and now with the smartwatch. Yes they are yet to introduce their own smartwatch, but we all know why companies rushed theirs to the market. Android is far ahead from Apple now, when it comes to software as well as hardware, but Jobs was the one behind all the success not just Apple had, but also Samsung, HTC, Sony, etc.. had in the smartphone industry. Truely deserved for the genius behind the simpler life we are enjoying.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 10:38 1

2. linaresx (Posts: 85; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)


First my tortilla chip now a stamp? IT'S A MIRACLE!!!!

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 10:47 13

3. cripton805 (Posts: 946; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I don't think he deserves to be a stamp. I mean Cmon... Bill Gates on the other hand... He changed the world.

This guy was just good at marketing and hype.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 10:57 5

6. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Great, give this guy a stamp! Lets honor a guy was a total douche to everyone... family included! (estranged daughter anyone??)

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:11 2

9. sprockkets (Posts: 1249; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Nobody cares unfortunately. Just like how Christopher Columbus was a total asshole, but managed to get a holiday just for him.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:27 3

14. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


Sad, but true. In the end, nowasdays only one thing matters: How many gazillion dollars did he manage to pillage???

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:52 2

18. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1619; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


It's not even a real holiday if I have to work lol

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 13:23 3

23. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


So you put Steve Jobs in the same boat as Christopher Columbus? Wow.... I would have never make the connection between the 2 on any level.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 15:07 5

29. sprockkets (Posts: 1249; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Ask what the general public know about C Columbus. You probably will hear:

1. He discovered America (which he didn't)
2. He was worried about falling off the edge of the earth (biggest lie of our time - no one questioned that the earth was round at that time).

And you won't hear about his blood spilling of american natives either in any school history book.

Same with Jobs. Most people don't know how he screwed over Woziak, his daughter, or being a complete asshole to his employees and his smugness to any of his competitors.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 14:34 1

26. stealthd (Posts: 969; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


You realize they're no longer "estranged" once they reconnect right? I guess that didn't happen in your fantasy narrative.

And maybe do some research on Gates. He was a douche to everyone too, (you have heard of Microsoft right?) Nothing against his philanthropy but it doesn't magically erase history.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 15:06 5

28. cripton805 (Posts: 946; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Still doesn't change the fact. When has Bill ever seemed to act like he was better than everyone else? Everytime I see him come up, it looks like he's wearing clothes from Costco. He also has donated probably more than 37 billion dollars by now. He also has a foundation to charity. Not only that, Microsoft was much MUCH more of an impact that Apple ever was and "is". You're comparing a filthy peasant to a saint.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 16:51 2

30. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1163; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Apple and Jobs gave to charities, but it was, and is, like everything else about the company that isn't a product: Something they don't talk about. You don't buy their products because they are saints or sinners, so why would they?

As for the impact of Microsoft vs Apple, you are missing a key point: Without Microsoft, Apple is still around. Without Apple, there is no Windows, thus no Microsoft. Apple started as a hardware company that does their own software. Microsoft is a software company that made it using a stolen idea.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 18:09 1

37. sprockkets (Posts: 1249; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Without apple MS would still be around since MS made office back way in the day for apple and whoever else would come along.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 18:08 1

36. sprockkets (Posts: 1249; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


We don't treat gates like we do jobs.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 17:52 1

35. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6588; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I'm pretty sure they would patent this lil stamp

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 10:50 1

4. cripton805 (Posts: 946; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I don't think he deserves to be a stamp. I mean Cmon... Bill Gates on the other hand... He changed the world.

This guy was just good at marketing and hype.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 10:52 2

5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6588; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Probably be the most expensive stamp. and why would they wast paper for this man

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:04 9

7. Slammer (Posts: 1079; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Of course everyone will have to go through the iTunes store to get it.

Cost a dollar for a 48 cent stamp.

John B.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 17:44 1

33. Stuntman (Posts: 734; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


It'll only cost $0.70. Apple only takes 30%. :)

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:09 6

8. serendunoir (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 May 2012)


I see a patent coming soon. Squares designed with ridged sides. "Apple invented the stamp!!!! "

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 17:46 1

34. Stuntman (Posts: 734; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I think the Steve Jobs stamp will have rounded corners.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 14:46 1

41. spasticpat (Posts: 67; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


Like an app? That'd be pretty cool...the iStamp

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:12 2

10. networkdood (Posts: 6276; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Only in America - they should make one for the patent office, too, as they are partially to blame for Apple's success....

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:21 1

12. boblight (Posts: 84; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Well... Say what you want. But Steve did help to revolutionize the smartphone industry. If it wasn't for the iPhone I really don't know what today would be like. So yeah. He should get a stamp.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:23 1

13. sprockkets (Posts: 1249; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


If it weren't for apple then android would have dominated a few years later. AND YES, they had a touch screen design in the works, but didn't think people wanted it yet.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:32 4

15. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


Of course, because the Blackberry never existed in your paralel universe, right? Like it or not, Jobs was SECOND to the smart phone industry.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 16:55 1

31. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1163; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Second? Not even in the top 10. That doesn't change the fact that the Blackberry trajectory has turned into a nosedive into the ground, and the smartphone trajectory is completely based on the iPhone experience. Not the 10 Pradas that we're sold, not the Androberry, not Windows Mobile, and certainly not Blackberry, given the paucity of QWERTY phones in the wild, but the iPhone.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 13:25 2

24. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


How did Jobs revolutionize the smartphone industry again?

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 08:50 1

40. boblight (Posts: 84; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Difficult to explain. Read Dogfight: How Apple And Google went to war and started a revolution... Good read. Shows the dynamics of the smartphone industry back in 2007. :)

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:34 2

16. Whateverman (Posts: 3225; Member since: 17 May 2009)


"whose images are considered to be "contemporary, timely, relevant, interesting, and educational". 

When you put it in this context... Maybe I could see how he could deserve it and it still a bit of a stretch. But as a man, no. We all know the man was a d!ck, no matter how much we may like some of the devices. And yes, I'm sure the stamp will be very magical and innovative. The thinnest and most advanced stamp on the market and all that. I just wonder if there will be lines forming weeks early to be "One of The First" to own them? The USPS site could use some of that Apple money right about now.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:45 3

17. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


"The USPS site could use some of that Apple money right about now."
True. The sad thing is, they will probably have to fork over a majority of the profits to Apple as a royalty... Look for the USPS to keep around .02 for every stamp sold.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:53 2

19. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1619; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


At only 400% price markup too, what a bargain!

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 12:24 5

22. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Another megalomaniac to be worshipped.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 14:38 1

27. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Mail service is stopping (Phasing delivery out) in places near me.
Finally, woot.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 17:07 2

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 11999; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I can't believe u guys are actually tripping over him getting a stamp. I've officially seen it all, what a bunch of whiners.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 23:08 1

38. icarus130 (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


the stamp will cost $199 through the I-tunes store and only be compatible with the new Apple Air Envelopes

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 07:24 1

39. Topcat488 (Posts: 1163; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


A stamp with just the "Apple Logo", would probably sell more. Unless you like licking the back of his head. O.o

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