Apple Inc is planning an event for its employees on October 19th, 2011 to honor Steve Jobs. Chief Executive Officer, Tim Cook, sent a company-wide e-mail memo to announce the celebration event held at the Apple’s headquarters outdoor amphitheater in Cupertino, California on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011.
Tim Cook said in the email to Apple employees:
“Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week, and I’ve found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve.”
That won’t be the only event planned for Steve Jobs remembrance next week. Discovery Channel plans to premier a Steve Jobs documentary on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. with the duo from Mythbusters as hosts. Discovery Channel has teamed up with NBC’s Peacock Productions for “iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World”. It will be a one-hour special that the Mythbusters duo, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will interview several people to talk and share stories about Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and CEO.
Mythbuster host Adam Savage said:
“Someone once said that to follow the path that others have laid before you is a very reasonable course of action, therefore all progress is made by unreasonable men. Steve Jobs was an unreasonable man. He didn’t simply give the public what they wanted, he defined entirely new ways of thinking about our lives in the digital space: productivity, creativity, music, communication, media and art. He has touched, directly and indirectly, all of our lives.”
Steve Jobs, 56 years old, died Wednesday, October 5, 2011 after a long battle of a neuroendocrine tumor, which is a rare form of pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed in 2003 with the cancer and then had a liver transplant in 2009. The doctor told him he only had a few months to live, but made it eight years instead.