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Steve Jobs Vigil at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Tuesday Oct. 11th from 7PM-11PM

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For those in Vancouver, a vigil will be held tomorrow night at the Vancouver Art Gallery on the West Georgia side. This is being organized by @stevesvigilvanc, and all attendees are encouraged to bring their iPhones, iPod touches, iPads, and to make sure they download this free candle app (link fixed, thx @7chose).

The gathering will take place from 7pm-11pm, to commemorate the life of Steve Jobs (which we’ve already seen tributes across all Apple Stores in Canada). Hope to see you there.

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  • Anonymous

    OMG!!!!! He was a human being not a saint! Anyone who attends this needs to get a life!

  • Radiopearl

    FYI … Saints are Human Beings. 

  • Radiopearl

    To become a saint (in the catholic tradition) one needs to have performed 3 miracles.
    Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, iPad…hey thats 4

  • …and people who take the time to comment on blogs dedicated to the iPhone, a creation of Steve Jobs? Those people must be cooler, right? 😉

  • Anonymous

    yea I stand corrected……not going to win this battle on a fanboy site :-/

  • Radiopearl

    What Battle??

  • Anonymous

    Nice response….quick witted. I enjoy smart asses. Kudos

  • Ibob3

    What a Joke,you fanboys really need to get a life,people die every day,that’s life get over it.

  • Marsdust

    Love it!

  • What a joke that you even care, Ibob3. Get over it!

  • Auto Strada

    I enjoy my girlfriend’s ass. Do I get a kudos too?

  • Auto Strada

    sorry for that last comment :/

    This vigil isn’t any different than those people who do the same thing for Jim Morrison or Lennon or Elvis…etc. Many people won’t/can’t understand it, but for those whose lives HAVE been affected because of his creations/ideas/visions, it’s our way of showing our respect. 

    Yes, it may seem much to some. But understand that he’s one of the very few people in this world who’s an impact like he’s had. People will ALWAYS respond to that. Some way more than others.

    I for one will not be attending as I’m an aspiring graphic designer/film editor and have a client to meet then + school, but if not for Steve, my industry would not be where it is now. 

    I will show my respect by staying loyal to Apple (especially FCP) and making use of his products to create visual solutions for people.

  • Anonymous

    Hmm…..not sure your analogy is apt. Whether it’s music, movies or art those genres tends to touch people on an emotional level. Not sure technology qualifies (at least for me). Now one could argue that some of Apple’s designs are works of art but was it Steve Jobs who was the artist or one of his employees or a particular division of Apple responsible for some of those elegant looking devices?

  • Radiopearl

    The thing is. You don’t get it. Can’t you see that Steve Jobs has touched people lives. It’s a wonderful thing.  IT was all his vision. Bringing arts, science and technology together. His vision sure has affected my life and I’m proud to say so. I grew up following music, living and breathing it. Ever since I became an apple fan I have become an avid technology fan and it’s all because of apple and Steve Jobs.  I could go on and on but, it’s clear that his vision struck a chord deep within people.

  • Radiopearl

    Maybe I’m a loser, but I sure feel an emotional attachment to my gadget these days. I create music, graphics and video with them….They have become my artistic tools. I love love love it, and I have so much fun with them, and I make money. That only happened (for me..I can only speak for myself) once I started buying apple. It all makes sense to me. Also, knowing that the CEO actually deeply cared what my (the end user) experience is..matters to me….again. maybe I’m a loser.

  • Glad you’re still a part of the ‘fanboy’ community. We’re happy to have you. 🙂

  • Auto Strada

    Just like what Radiopearl said, it’s how he affected people through his ideas. Yes, true, other people actually designed/made the devices (case in point, the Woz was the one who physically built the first Mac computers), but Jobs had the ideas/concepts. He has hundreds of patents to his name. Things we take for granted now are his ideas – mouse, the actual computer…etc. The world would be VERY different without him. You can’t deny that. For some people, those gadgets are just as important emotionally to them as music is to some.

    Technology may not qualify in this instance for you, but how many people out can’t live without their iPods/iPhones/Pads…etc? That in itself is an emotional attachment of some sort.

  • Kraken

    The mouse wasn’t his “idea”.  The invention of the Mouse as well as the GUI originally came from Xerox Parc.  Apple acquired both technologies from Xerox.  Steve’s favorite quote from Picasso: “Good artists copy, great artists steal”, was exactly what he lived by.

  • Kraken

    Yes, he was human.  If he was just some Joe-blow off the street, I would agree with you.

    But how many humans have revolutionized the computer industry, mobile phones, MP3 players, and made downloading of MP3’s online profitable to artists?  Not to mention he founded Pixar, which happens to be the leading animation studio in the world. 

    What he lacked in technical knowledge and education, he made up for ten-fold with vision.  His accomplishments, and the “cool” technology he brought to the masses in the past couple of decades is unreal.  If people want to spend a few hours in a vigil, honoring his memory, it’s the least they can do.

  • Auto Strada

    stand corrected. thanks 🙂

    hmmm…as I designer, maybe I should steal too LOL

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