Private memorial to Steve Jobs follows a very public one

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A private memorial service for Steve Jobs at the Stanford University campus is scheduled for Sunday evening, with an invite list that includes some of Silicon Valley’s biggest luminaries, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Invited guests were asked to respond to Emerson Collective, a philanthropic organization focused on education that was founded by Jobs’ wife, Laurene Powell Jobs, the WSJ reported, citing several invitees and a copy of the invitation.

Apple is also planning an event for employees to celebrate its co-founder’s life at the Cupertino headquarters next Wednesday. Jobs was laid to rest last Friday at the Alta Mesa Memorial Park in a private funeral.

Separately, to coincide with the release of the iPhone 4S, an online initiative has dubbed Oct 14 Steve Jobs Day, a memorial that encourages fans to share memories and pay tribute to the technologist.


Created by advertising agency Studiocom Inc., the Steve Jobs Day 2011 website urges people to ‘sport your black turtleneck, jeans, tennis shoes, and glasses and snap a pic!’

People complied, uploading photos of themselves mimicking Jobs’ minimalist style. Copying the now famous photo of Jobs that appeared on the Apple website after his death, many favored a pose with one hand stroking their chin.


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