A Steve Jobs postage stamp is coming in 2015


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#2

Somebody remind me what a postage stamp is?


#3

not compatible with white envelopes.


#4

Does your grandma email you xmas cookies? smiley


#5

Will it have round corners?


#6

I don't know but I'm pretty sure it won't have two buttons.


#7

Young Jobs or Old Jobs? Hairy Jobs or Balding Jobs? Apple Computer Jobs or iPhone Jobs?
NeXT Jobs or or Pixar Jobs?


#8

Can't get it in my mind why Steve Jobs is treated like he was the second coming of Jesus Christ. He treated people like shit and was a choleric manipulator. Yes, he invented a new kind of smartphone but not cold fusion or the cure for cancer. That's the kind of person the US public sees as role model?

Two examples what a kind of person S. Jobs was:


#9

I love the full list. The Great Spangled Fritillary must have a hell of an agent, and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge priority mail stamp wins the "most ironic stamp" category.


#10

If you have ever tried to accomplish anything you know being an a-hole is part of the package.

Smart phone, yeah. And everything that came after the little amber rectangle blinking in the corner of your black screen.


#11

choleric manipulator?


#12

And it won't get viruses.


#13

Bullshit. And even when if it were true - is it admirable? I don't think I need to resort to godwin-esque examples of people who made significant scientific breakthroughs or were highly successful industry magnates which doesn't deserve to get memorialized with a stamp.

Smart phone, yeah. And everything that came after the little amber rectangle blinking in the corner of your black screen.

Bullshit.


#14

The federal government applauding a billionaire tax evader. Hrmmm


#15

Agreed. I was going to add the old joke, "which side do you spit on?"


#16

You're licking it wrong.


#17

I have apparently exceeded my daily allowance of Boing Boing "likes" cry

I would have liked to "like" the following:

@a_huge_mistake
@micah
@FFabian
@d_r
@jerwin
@vonbobo
@Bill_Sudbrink


#18

Available only through itunes.


#19

And it won't have a license plate.


#20

Can't get it in my mind why Steve Jobs is treated like he was the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Same reason many Americans celebrate piles of shit like Henry Ford and Bill Gates. Megalomaniacs are worshipped despite their vast flaws and overall net drain upon society. The good they've done (charity, enabling society in certain ways) is focused on while all the rotten externalities they contribute to (that the rest of us pay for) are typically ignored.

As far as Steve Jobs goes, I think he gets credit for being an innovator that helped to bring technology to the little people. I agree with that to a good extent, but I also think he was yet another megalomaniac who thrust externalities upon the rest of society in order to amass great wealth for himself and his company. But, unlike Bill Gates, I think Steve Jobs at least had more of a net gain to society than most megalomaniacs have. It's not saying much, but it is saying something.