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Thursday
Oct062011

On Steve Jobs' Passing

Regarding the passing of Steve Jobs, the President noted tonight, "And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented" (emphasis added).

This was very true in my case. I was teaching a philosophy class at IWU, when I got an AP alert on my iPhone (see iOS 5 notifications screen above). We were discussing Luther and the Protestant Reformation, so I didn't acknowledge the statement to my class; but as we continued, I must have received half a dozen text messages from friends on my iPhone stating essentially the same information. When I announced a 15 minute break, a student looked up from her MacBook and told the class that Steve had died. 

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