Steve Jobs Must-Reads: Reflections, Tributes, Photos and Webcomics

BY News Desk  October 6, 2011 at 12:33 PM EST


Notes of condolence for Steve Jobs at an Apple store in Hong Kong. AFP/Getty

Updated 1:42 p.m. ET

The Web was awash in tributes and remembrances for late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs Thursday as people reacted to news that that the technology and device pioneer had died at age 56 after a long battle with several ailments, including pancreatic cancer.

We recapped several obituaries Wednesday night. Here are a few more notable looks back on Jobs and his legacy:

WSJ’s Walt Mossberg: The Steve Jobs I Knew
Slate: The Man Who Invented Our World
Fast Company: A Mega, Meta Mashup in Tweets

Gizmodo: Best Steve Jobs Quotes
The Atlantic: Why We Mourn Steve Jobs
The Digital Journalist: A Photo of Steve Jobs at Home in 1982
Fortune: Steve Jobs’ Real Legacy: Apple Inc.
NYT: A Tough Balancing Act Remains Ahead for Apple

And many are looking back at Jobs’ commencement address at Stanford in 2005 as well as Apple’s famous “1984″ commercial, shown only once, during the Super Bowl that year.

Charlie Rose interviewed Jobs in 1996 about his involvement in Pixar and the release of “Toy Story:”

Jobs also factored prominently in the 1996 PBS documentary, “Triumph of the Nerds”:

Larry Tesler
When I wasn’t sure what the word charisma meant, I met Steve Jobs and then I knew.

Bob Metcalfe
Steve Jobs is on my eternal heroes list, there’s nothing he can ever do to get off it.

Larry Tesler
Chief Scientist, Apple Computer
He wanted you to be great and he wanted you to create something that was great and he was going to make you do that.

Bob Metcalfe
He’s also obnoxious and this comes from his high standards. He has extremely high standards and he has no patience with people who don’t either share those standards or perform to them.

Here’s a video from Time Magazine that mashes up his notable keynotes:

And webcomic xkcd (which usually doesn’t publish on Thursdays) offers the tribute at right. Click for the animated view, which includes text when you hover over the image. The Oatmeal, another webcomic, also paid tribute by modifying a classic Mac icon.

The NewsHour has looked at Jobs’ impact on innovation in computing and on what his absence would mean for the business world.

For different views on Apple’s practices and on Jobs himself, Jeffrey Kaye traveled to China to talk to factory workers who allege poisoning from iPhone production and Jeff Brown talked to writer Mike Daisey about his play “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.”

What are you reading on Jobs?

We’ll have more coverage on Thursday’s NewsHour.