Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Michael Dell and U2 lead singer Bono were among the key figures from technology, entertainment and politics who all attended a memorial service for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs held on the campus of Stanford University Sunday night (Oct 16).
While there were few details available about who spoke at the memorial, the British actor and technophile Stephen Fry, who knew Mr. Jobs, posted a note to Twitter Sunday evening describing his reaction to a memorial, though he didn’t say explicitly that it was the event to honor Mr. Jobs. “I don’t know that there was ever a more beautiful memorial service,” Mr. Fry wrote. “Everyone who spoke did so with such passion and love and simplicity.”
Steve Jobs died of respiratory arrest on October 5th after battling pancreatic cancer for many years. He was laid to rest in a small, private gathering attended by his family and close friends 2 days later at an undisclosed location.
It was announced by California governor Jerry Brown Friday (Oct 14) that the following Sunday had been declared as “Steve Jobs Day” in the state.
Apple will be holding a private event for their employees this Wednesday (Oct 19) to honor Mr. Jobs on the company’s campus in Cupertino, CA.
A live stream of the event will be shown at Apple’s many retail stores around the world, which will all be shut down for about an hour to allow employees to view the service privately.