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Steve Jobs To Appear On US Postage Stamp 184

Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Steven Musil writes at Cnet that the US Postal Service hopes Steve Jobs can do for it what he once did for Apple as the late Apple co-founder will be featured on a commemorative US postage stamp along with Johnny Carson, Ingrid Bergman, Elvis Presley, and James Brown. The former Apple CEO's stamp is still in the design stages and will be released at some point in 2015. Jobs, who passed away in 2011 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, has also been posthumously honored for his visionary achievements with a special Grammy Merit Award and a Disney Legends Award. Jobs was also inducted into the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame, has had a building at Pixar named after him, and was featured in an exhibit at the US Patent Office Museum. "The profitable first class mail business has been decimated by email over the past decade, thanks in no small part to the contributions of Steve Jobs and Apple," writes Derek Kessler. "It's no small feat to be so impactful that the USPS feels compelled to honor you despite the fact that the work that you've done is dismantling the core of their business.""
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Steve Jobs To Appear On US Postage Stamp

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  • Rod Serling (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Megane ( 129182 ) on Saturday February 22, 2014 @11:32AM (#46310963) Homepage
    I was going to mention that Rod Serling needed a stamp, too. There's been a petition since 1988. But apparently he finally got one in 2009, so we can finally send our mail to... The Twilight Zone.
  • Chinese Stamp? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by ad454 ( 325846 ) on Saturday February 22, 2014 @11:39AM (#46311003) Journal

    Considering that apple out-sourced all of their manufacturing overseas, it seems that China and not the USA should be the ones honouring Steve Jobs with a stamp.

    Alternatively, if the USPS wants to honour Steve Jobs in a historically accurate way, they could design the stamp in the USA, have China produce the stamps, and then sell those Chinese made stamps to Americans.

  • Re: Chinese Stamp? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 22, 2014 @12:10PM (#46311179)

    Way to back that up with a source []. (Since Jobs death, some manufacturing is moving back)
    Also, go suck an egg with that elitist who cares about low tier jobs attitude.

  • Re:Obviously.. (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 22, 2014 @01:16PM (#46311533)

    I'm not seeing any understanding of sarcasm. Reading comprehension problems?

    Some contribution? Just being there doesn't count. They've made no significant contribution to it in any way.

    From the biased linked company bullshit Since determining the client in which an email is opened requires images to be displayed, the data for some email clients and mobile devices might be over- or under-represented due to automatic image blocking.

    Useless statistics considering how many mail clients block images. This data is as useful as using Ferrari drivers as a basis for all driving habits.

  • Re:Pathetic (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 22, 2014 @01:45PM (#46311661)

    I recognize his contribution to technological progress

    I don't. He was a miserable human being with very limited technical skills that had a knack for knowing what would sell, and of making the public believe he was responsible for the work done by others.

"I shall expect a chemical cure for psychopathic behavior by 10 A.M. tomorrow, or I'll have your guts for spaghetti." -- a comic panel by Cotham