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California Tags October 16 as Steve Jobs Day

The governor of California, Jerry Brown, has official declared October 16th as the ‘Steve Jobs Day’ in order to highlight his contribution to the tech industry and the state of California.

According to PC Magazine (opens in new tab) The proclamation came in the form of a tweet sent out by Brown. The proclamation came at the same day when a closed-to-the-public memorial service was held for Jobs at the Memorial Church in Stanford University.

The Sunday service was attended by the Silicon Valley elite and Jobs’ friends in the tech and communications industry. Some celebrities were also seen attending the service including U2 front man Bono.

“In his life and work, Steve Jobs embodied the California dream. To call him influential would be an understatement. His innovations transformed an industry, and the products he conceived and shepherded to market have changed the way the entire world communicates,” Brown said in his proclamation.

“Most importantly, his vision helped put powerful technologies, once the exclusive domain of big business and government, in the hands of ordinary consumers. We have only just begun to see the outpouring of creativity and invention that this democratization of technology has made possible,” he continued.

The world continues to grieve for Steve Jobs whose death sent shock waves across the entire tech industry and the world.

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