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Tribute To Steve Jobs: a 21km Apple Logo in Tokyo 108

Posted by timothy
from the sweat-and-tears dept.
An anonymous reader writes "To pay his tribute to Steve Jobs, Joseph Tame, a media producer and a marathon runner from Tokyo, ran 21 kms in 2 hours — starting from the western side of the Imperial Palace, across to Roppongi, through Omotesando, then up to Shinjuku. The leaf is in Kagurazaka, and the start/finish point just by the entrance to Yasukuni Shrine. The route, when mapped, shows the famous Apple logo in the center of Tokyo."
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Tribute To Steve Jobs: a 21km Apple Logo in Tokyo

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  • by readandburn (825014) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @02:40PM (#37228780)
    Zing!
    • Tux is even easier, there are no discontinuities in a penguin, unlike that leaf.

    • Tux is on my list. He's proving hard to find on the streets of Tokyo.
  • He didn't die. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by FZer0 (585622) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @02:41PM (#37228782) Homepage
    Snap out of it, people.
    • by Baloroth (2370816)
      Yeah, but for Apple fans, resigning as CEO is just about the same as dying.
    • Re:He didn't die. (Score:5, Insightful)

      by bonch (38532) * on Saturday August 27, 2011 @03:56PM (#37229424)

      Read between the lines. Jobs has authorized an official biography, codified management guidelines at the company for when he's gone, submitted his resignation, and has been photographed looking extremely thin. He has previously had cancer as well as as liver transplant. What do you think is likely to happen in the next six to twelve months?

      • by Anonymous Coward

        He'll attain divinity and ascend into heaven?

        • by hawk (1151)

          >He'll attain divinity and ascend into heaven?

          There aren't even reports of his having made it to the castle yet, let alone having recovered the amulet.

          Speculation as to ascension is premature.

          Once he enters the planes, let us know, and we'll all watch live.

      • Re:He didn't die. (Score:5, Insightful)

        by MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @08:26PM (#37231304)

        What do you think is likely to happen in the next six to twelve months?

        An endless run of stories about Steve's health so Slashdot can serve ads.

    • Re:He didn't die. (Score:5, Insightful)

      by romco (61131) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @03:58PM (#37229452) Homepage
    • Re: (Score:1, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      We have to finally admit, that Apple is a cult. It has all the same traits as a religion. (No, there is no difference between a cult and a religion, other than perhaps the amount of penetration of the population).

      This is not meant in a judging sense. Everyone does what he does, because he thinks it's good for him.
      But especially with craziness like this, it is pretty obvious that it's actually rather harmful to them.
      - The added price for what is still just cheap Foxconn stuff.
      - The lock-in into the golden ca

      • by Anonymous Coward

        WRONG! You are just a heretic and a blasphemer. Death to you and all the other infidels.

      • Re: (Score:2, Flamebait)

        Apple products would clearly not be bought by any rational mind. They are emotional purchases. Dreams. Bloomy dreams with a bad reality. Schizotypic delusions. In other words: Religion/cult.

        Sent from my HTC Evo

    • by daffy951 (546697)
      If someone does something you think is great, why not tell them ..before they die?
      • by Anonymous Coward

        People bought his company's overpriced products. I'm sure that's all the thanks from the hoi poloi that matters to Steve.

        • by daffy951 (546697)
          I don't have any special opinion about Steve or Apple, normally don't use any of their products. ..But I still think it's good that the running dude did it while Steve personally can enjoy his tribute.
    • Snap out of it, people.

      So what? Someone doesn't have to die before you honor them for their contributions. Love him or hate him, Steve has changed the industry, and it's appropriate to honor him at a time like this when he's stepping down from the role at which he made those changes.

  • what what?
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Looks suspiciously like the Apple logo. He's going to get sued for trademark violation...

  • by gstrickler (920733) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @03:09PM (#37228918)

    I know many people will bash this guy as "an Apple fanboi", or having "drunk the Kool-Aid®" (BTW, the Jonestown [wikipedia.org] incident used Flavor Aid® [wikipedia.org], not Kool-Aid®, but don't let facts get in the way), but what those people are overlooking is that this is both clever and creative.

    Side note: Creative people don't care whether or not you like or agree with their choice of tools. If you don't like Apple or Apple products, fine. But all the Apple, Apple product, and "fanboi" bashing is ridiculous. The company and products aren't perfect, but they are good and they do inspire creativity. They're tools that for many people make working easier, faster, and allow them to create. Nothing more, nothing less. And, no, I don't particularly care if you agree/disagree with this post.

    • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 27, 2011 @03:26PM (#37229022)

      He wasnt a fanboi huh?

      Well that was it. I was hooked. Since then I’ve upgraded every year, paying hefty cancellation fees on old contracts in order to have the latest and greatest. The improvements in the iPhone have enabled me to do more each year and I’m excited to think of where it might take us in the next 5 years.

      lol...

      • by bonch (38532) *

        The improvements in the iPhone have enabled me to do more each year

        Wow, what a "fanboi," buying things that make him more productive. You're totally right, anonymous coward who trolls every Apple article. Thanks for setting us straight.

        • by Solandri (704621)
          A lot of the conflict over fanboi-ism stems from fundamental differences in user expectations. Slashdot, with its base of scientists, engineers, and technically-minded people, is firmly on the form-follows-function side. Most Apple fans, being designers and artistic types, are on the form-trumps-function side. Take something like the simplified easy-to-use GUI on the Macs. The slashdot crowd see it as a productivity limitation because they already knew how to do that stuff before, but Apple prioritized
          • by jedidiah (1196)

            A pretty GUI is all well in good.

            If it doesn't work as advertised though, then it's not so hot.

            If I am spending too much time manipulating the GUI, then the GUI design has failed badly. It doesn't matter what OS you are talking about. If you are reaching for the terminal or the bash prompt, the "pretty stuff" has failed you. The problem with "geeks" is not that they prefer form over function but that they understand function well enough to know what they should be able to expect.

            They are more demanding.

            Bein

        • by Anonymous Coward

          More productive? That's a bit of a stretch. I will agree that the improvements between each iteration of the iPhone – from the original to iPhone 4 – are pretty nice, but I doubt the improvements and added features really contribute to a person's productivity. This guy is pretty much the definition of a consumer-whore fanboy.

          • by jedidiah (1196)

            Yes. It is a bit of a stretch to call subsequent iphones any more than "hardware refreshes".

            "Revolution" doesn't happen at that pace.

      • I have to laugh at myself too. I laugh, then start to think about out how I'll persuade my wife that I *need* to upgrade to the iPhone 5 when that comes out in the autumn... :-)
    • by instagib (879544)

      I don't care about the fact that someone is a fan of a corporation (there are fans for Adidas, Nike, car brands, etc.), luckily not my problem.

      But "clever and creative"? Creative are the people who thought up a satellite based navigation system. Clever those who realized it. Creative were the people programming the runner app. Clever is Apple that they got their share when the guy bought it.

      Well I guess this Y2K+. Before that we did something just for fun. Now we do something for fun, feel important, post a

    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by bonch (38532) *

      Where Apple goes, the industry follows. This drives the Linux fanboys who still visit Slashdot nuts. Most rational posters left for Reddit and Hacker News years ago, so most of what you have left are the crazy trolls and fanboys who hate everything that competes with open source. Just look at the flood of robotic anonymous trolling in these comments.

    • Flavor Aid, eh? Well that explains why they all died; it was obviously from a massive headache. I don't know about you guys but Flavor Aid gives me huge headaches but Kool-Aid doesn't.
      • Check your mixing instructions, you're supposed to skip the cyanide if you plan to drink it more than once.
    • by theolein (316044)

      Couldn't give a flying fuck if he ran a penguin or Steve Ballmer's chair, but he is a fanboi, and if it makes him happy, good on him. Personally, as a Mac system admin, I think Macs are fine, but the Mac fans tend to miss out on the fact that there is other good stuff besides Apple out there.

    • by Dogtanian (588974)

      having "drunk the Kool-Aid" (BTW, the Jonestown [wikipedia.org] incident used Flavor Aid [wikipedia.org], not Kool-Aid, but don't let facts get in the way)

      Most of us know that, we just aren't nit-picking pedants... well, okay, we *are* nit-picking pedants, just not enough to correct the culturally-accepted expression.

      BTW, wouldn't "drunk the Appleade [tumblr.com]" be a more appropriate expression here? :-)

  • Really, anything in this vein ought to at least "touch" Akibahara, no?
  • I thought New York was supposed to be the big apple [wikipedia.org].
  • by Anonymous Coward

    will he be known as Steven Jobless?

  • by 93 Escort Wagon (326346) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @03:58PM (#37229456)

    Was that a tribute to Steve Jobs as well?

    • When was the last time you ran a perfect curve that spanned several kilometers? Unless you have open fields, it simply won't be possible. He did a good job considering he's in Tokyo. The options for running paths spanning these sorts of distances are pretty limited, I'd imagine.

  • by should_be_linear (779431) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @04:24PM (#37229710)
    After posting his Apple logo-shaped tribute, Apple sued his employer "Mother Theresa Services for Homeless People" for unauthorized trademark usage.
  • That guy must be thankful that Bill Gates isn't ill so he doesn't have to die trying to create the Microsoft logo.

  • Really? Tribute? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    To pay his tribute to Steve Jobs,

    The man who underpaid a business partner (Woz - he lied so he'd end up with more money in his pockets), a man who denied that his daughter born out of wedlock (Lisa) was his, who's business 'sense' claimed a production need on the Mac and Mac+ line needed 30,000+units when Apple sold less than 2000 in the same time period, who claimed the education market would move NeXT to #1 (channeling how education moved many Apple ]['s and missed Desktop publishing not to mention the W

  • ...would have been if all Tokyans(sp?) disconnected their phone-calls at random throughout the day as a tribute to King Steve's mandate that a phone -- even one in it's 4th revision -- shouldn't have a founding principle of being able to maintain a phone simple connection.
  • The leaf points directly towards Fukushima.
    That must be a coincidence...

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