As MG Siegler alludes to, the response to Steve Jobs’ death has been different than for other deaths.
Different than when a celebrity dies, and folks scramble to get in on the news, and the media shows images of the celebrity’s life.
Different than when a politician dies, and one country mourns, but others celebrate.
What we are seeing is a global outpouring of grief and gratitude and recognition.
“He’s someone who will be talked about a thousand years from now.” – MG Siegler
The response fits the person lost.
(This is a second draft of my earlier post.)