As MG Siegler alludes to, the response to Steve Jobs’ death has been different.
More people are commenting on it, and not just “have you heard the news?” comments. More people are grieving it, and many of them are surprised by how it has affected them. More people are affected by it, whether they realize (or will admit) it or not. A strong case can be made that Steve Jobs changed the world more than anyone ever. Can you think of another person in history who affected the world as much as Steve Jobs… much less affected it positively?
“He’s someone who will be talked about a thousand years from now.” – MG Siegler
The response fits the person lost.