Steve Jobs’ death last Wednesday has spurred an astonishing outpouring of emotion. Beyond the countless makeshift memorials to him, a coming authorized biography of Jobs now sits atop Amazon’s best-seller list. More than 8,500 tributes to the Apple co-founder have been published by major media companies alone. Even the unsurprising details of Jobs’ death certificate became headline news when released to the public earlier this week.
Yet the question of why we’re so preoccupied with Jobs’ passing is as complicated as was Jobs himself.
Certainly, timing is a factor. At 56, Jobs died at the height of his powers, with his company now among the most valuable in the world.
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