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Fans leave electronic offerings, sympathy flowers for Jobs

by webdev

October 07, 2011

Thousands of Apple fans have flocked to stores across the nation to erect makeshift memorials for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at age 56 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, the AFP reports.

Fans brought sympathy flowers, as well as notes and electronic offerings to pay tribute to the man who invented gadgets such as the Macintosh computer, the iBook, iPod, iPhone and iPad that have changed the everyday life of millions of people.

One fan dropped off three early Mac computers in front of the Georgetown Apple store in Washington, D.C., the news source reports.

"Those Macs are my very first computers," said Clarence Labor, who works for high-tech company Intel. "I'm here to pay tribute to Steve Jobs, someone in the universe who made it possible for me to be an engineer."

Other sad fans brought Macintosh mice or iPods engraved with messages like "Thank You" and RIP" to place in the shrines outside Apple stores. While Jobs would have likely appreciated these gestures, rose bouquets and other flowering plants are more traditional sympathy flowers and are always valued by the recipient.

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