Steve Jobs' face to appear on a commemorative postage stamp in 2015
posted by Peter K. / Feb 21, 2014, 10:07 AM
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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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 Feb 21, 2014, 10:27 AM 6
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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 Feb 21, 2014, 11:17 AM 7
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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 Feb 21, 2014, 12:12 PM 3
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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 Feb 21, 2014, 10:47 AM 13
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Great, give this guy a stamp! Lets honor a guy was a total douche to everyone... family included! (estranged daughter anyone??)
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 10:57 AM 5
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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 Feb 21, 2014, 3:07 PM 5
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 Feb 21, 2014, 2:34 PM 1
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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 Feb 21, 2014, 3:06 PM 5
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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 Feb 21, 2014, 4:51 PM 2
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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 Feb 21, 2014, 11:04 AM 9
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I see a patent coming soon. Squares designed with ridged sides. "Apple invented the stamp!!!! "
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 11:09 AM 6
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I think the Steve Jobs stamp will have rounded corners.
posted on Feb 21, 2014, 5:46 PM 1
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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 Feb 21, 2014, 11:21 AM 1
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