News Of Steve Jobs' Death Reverberates Around The World
The life and death of the visionary Apple founder is being shared -- often on devices Jobs invented -- all across the world.
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The homepage of Latin American business magazine AméricaEconomía"s, like nearly all other news sites today, was dominated by stories about Steve Jobs' death at age 56. "Apple Confirm's Steve Job's Death," was the lead headline, followed by a piece recalling Jobs' now-famous speech at Stanford's 2005 commencement. The banner above Jobs' obituary invited readers to register with AmericaEconomia and enter to win a free iPad 2.
Beijing's 经济观察报 (Economic Observer) also happened to be hocking its own iPad edition on the lefthand column, while reporting Jobs' death on the right.
That very irony was not lost at Kommersant. "The world learns of Steve Jobs' death through his own inventions," was the headline of one the articles about Jobs' that occupied all three of the Russian daily's top homepage spots.
It may be hard to outdo Le Figaro, however, which devoted the first eight articles on the homepage to Steve Jobes, including a video and photo gallery. Le Figaro, just as several other publications, included a piece about Jobs' speech at Stanford, headlined "Steve Jobs: Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish," his advice for the graduates and his personal motto.
Zurich daily Tages-Anzeiger asked, in a headline echoing a common sentiment on Twitter, "Who has inspired more people, Steve or the Pope?"
Sueddeutsche Zeitung from Germany announced "The Death of a Wizard," reminding readers of Jobs' almost otherworldly influence on technology, and with it, modern lifestyles.
Al Masry Al Youm, an Egyptian paper, likened Jobs' inventions to his offspring, declaring "Apple's Steve Jobs, Father of Mac, iPhone, Dies." In fact, it would not be entirely inappropriate to say that Jobs' was survived by the iPad, iPhone and an extended family of personal computing devices.
"Setbacks Have Never Been Able to stop Steve Jobs," declared Die Welt, a German daily. Although this does seem like a particularly difficult obstacle to overcome, one twitter user quoted by Tages Anzeiger suggested that "Steve is not dead - he is just testing the new iCloud."