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Norah Jones and Coldplay Help Apple Celebrate Steve Jobs' Life [Aerial Video of Event]


Aerial footage (no audio) of Steve Jobs celebration (Source: CNET)

As we noted earlier today, Apple updated its Steve Jobs memorial site with remembrances of the company co-founder and CEO ahead of today's private celebration of Jobs' life held on Apple's campus in Cupertino, California. While the private event is closed to the media and the public, those in attendance have been sharing some details on the event and their thoughts, with many expressing the feeling that they are finally feeling a sense of closure with the event.


Tim Cook speaks at Apple's celebration of Steve Jobs' life (Source: Apple)

Twitter seems to be the medium of choice for attendees to share their experiences, and we've collected a few of the comments we've spotted there.

@tylerstone:
Wonderful speech by Tim. Wonderful speech by Bill Campbell. Wonderful performance by Norah Jones. This really helps bring closure.
@xtian666:
An incredible and fitting celebration. Tears, laughter and some closure. #stevejobs
@larley:
That was a really moving ceremony. Norah Jones, Coldplay, Al Gore... Got choked up when they played Steve reading "Here's to the Crazy Ones"

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37 months ago
employees sharing info about the PRIVATE event on their twitter or other sites should be tracked and fired
Rating: 46 Votes
37 months ago
i was very shocked, and still am, at steve's passing. it's very sad but some of you have taken this way too far.

"can i get the video of this"

"i wish i was there"

c'mon people, you didn't know him personally. it shouldn't affect you that much that you have to cry, go to his funeral, or go to anything that is a celebration of his life. that's for family and friends only.

and i know i'll be negged for this post, but it's the truth.
Rating: 19 Votes
37 months ago

....and most importantly probably goes against the wishes of the family.


Well, they did have a separate private family event already. That's clearly very personal.

But if there's something in this event that the family doesn't want to be seen, why would they be ok with 50,000 employees seeing it? It's not exactly private at that point.
Rating: 14 Votes
37 months ago
Stop trying to be internet police.
Rating: 11 Votes
37 months ago

http://www.apple.com/legal/terms/site.html


everything posted on the website is not be reproduced without the company's approval

you should read first before acting


Those are messages coming from millions of people and consequently NOT Apple's copyright. If such raw information were structured in any way, then Apple might have a copyright on the database...otherwise it belongs to whoever posted them.
Rating: 11 Votes
37 months ago

Forgive me if this has been said already- but will a video of this ceremony be made available? (As in- any place online where one can watch the entire thing)

I am 99.98% convinced that the company will not post anything. It was a private event, intended for current employees only.

There's a slight chance that an attendee will post something to YouTube, etc. however most attendees will probably realize that this diminishes the dignity of Steve's passing, violates company policy in unauthorized disclosure of company confidential information, and most importantly probably goes against the wishes of the family.
Rating: 10 Votes
37 months ago
This thread is very highly strung. Demanding someone takes down a handy web app for archiving an Apple.com page? Bickering over people sharing bits about the event on Twitter?

I can't believe people are bickering over such stupid things in a thread about a memorial to Steve Jobs. Sheesh.
Rating: 10 Votes
37 months ago

a celebration of his life. that's for family and friends only.


Steve was not friends or family with 50,000 people.

You know, it goes back to my original response. A publicly viewable video probably goes against the wishes of the family.


How do you know this? 50,000 people is not semi-public? I am not complaining that they allowed only employees to attend, but that apparently no one is to release video footage or, as some people have said, even tweet about what happened.

We'll just have to wait and see if Apple does release some footage, but based on the fact that Laurene Powell Jobs was even more private than her late husband, I think not.

I'm a shareholder myself and I don't feel I'm entitled to anything that the family doesn't want to share.



We're not asking Laurene Powell Jobs to release video of her family funeral, for God's sake.

This was not a family event. There was no secret information to protect.

Again- 50,000 people.

Okay, I'm done.
Rating: 9 Votes
37 months ago
some of you are so uptight...live a little.
Rating: 8 Votes
37 months ago

mate, you are violating the company's property by downloading this content from Apple's server


you realize when you go to their website and click on the picture you are downloading the same comments from the company as well right? These are the public comments they shared. Its not a hack.
Rating: 8 Votes

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