Why Candles? Facebook App Pays Tribute To Steve Jobs

Facebook has gone through several stages in the mourning of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The first stage was grief, followed by malice. We have now reached the next stage: uselessness.




Facebook has gone through several stages in the mourning of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The first stage was grief.

Grief was quickly followed by malice, as scammers attempted to exploit mourning Apple fans with a fake giveaway of 50 iPads.

We have now reached the next stage: uselessness.

Unless, that is, there is use to be found in lighting iCandles for Jobs more than one week after his death.

“Steve gave us iPhone, iPad, Mac, eBook, and more,” reads the entry field on the Facebook app. “Give him an iCandle!” Um, O.K.

The header of the app also includes the following excerpt from Jobs’ legendary commencement speech at Stanford University, on June 12, 2005, which you’ve probably already seen circulating on Facebook a week ago:

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure, these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.