Almost a week ago Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc., passed away. If you’re reading a blog entry then that means you have internet access and that means the news of his death has been utterly inescapable for almost a week now. Tributes, retrospectives, and musings have been ubiquitous all over the media. But the question is when can one make a joke about his passing? When does it become a valid time to refer to his passing in a humorous way?
I say now is the time! So he had cancer. So he revolutionized the home computer and music industries. So he wore black mock-turtleneck sweaters like some kind of obsessive-compulsive freak. He was a celebrity like any other. Amy Winehouse’s death was met immediately with derision and Steve Jobs deserves no better. With that in mind I gladly present to all of you my top ten tasteless comments about Steve Jobs’ death:
- It looks like somebody was really unhappy about the iPhone 4S announcement. (This one came from my brother-in-law.)
- “I would like to introduce to all of you iLife for 2012, or as I like to call it, iDead.”
- Steve Jobs wanted to personally test the newest product in the Apple family: the iCoffin.
- Apple products are magical … their CEO’s not so much.
- Clap hard enough and maybe he’ll come back to life with magic.
- It seems there are things even an Apple Genius can’t fix.
- Apple products may be immune to viruses, but cancer is a different matter.
- It Just Works … until it stops working.
- He’s not dead; he’s just rebooting.
- With everybody wearing black it won’t be clear if they’re attending his funeral or a look-alike contest.