Tribute To Steve Jobs Goes Viral And Earns Hong Kong Teen A Job Offer

By: EW News Desk Team   Date: 6 October 2011

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06 October 2011

Hours after the passing of Steve Jobs, tributes poured in from all over the world, including one from a Hong Kong teen that quickly went viral over the internet. 

 

The death of the genius behind the iPhone and the Mac, who lost a long battle with pancreatic cancer yesterday at 56, prompted an overwhelming response across borders.

While Twitter was abuzz with RIP messages for Jobs, admirers called on people to celebrate his contribution towards shaping the technology of the 21st century. Hundreds tweeted inspirational quotes from Jobs’ speeches through the years.

 

Meanwhile, nineteen-year-old Jonathan Mak, a student at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University School of Design, came up with the idea of incorporating Steve Jobs' silhouette into the bite of the Apple logo, symbolizing both Jobs' departure and lingering presence at the core of the company.

 

The design spread like wildfire in cyberspace, drawing hundreds of thousands of posts, and even commemorative caps and T-shirts peddled on eBay featuring his design.

"It's been a crazy day for me," Mak told Reuters. "I'm both excited and terrified," added the teenager.
Mak said he had received a job offer because of the design. "I really am speechless," he said in a Twitter post. 

Mak, who first created the logo after Jobs' stepped down as Apple's head in August, said it hadn't made much of a splash until he reposted it on Thursday. 

"Originally, I was going to put a black modified logo against a white background," said the bespectacled Mak who paid tribute to Jobs at Hong Kong's Apple store. 

"It just didn't feel sombre enough. I just wanted it to be a very quiet commemoration. It's just this quiet realization that Apple is now missing a piece. It's just kind of implying his absence."

 
 

 

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