New Zealand Steve Jobs Memorial Service

Liana Pappas - Publisher
10 October, 2011
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A group of Apple users from Wellington and Palmerston North are organising a Public Memorial Service for Steve Jobs in Wellington.

“Steve Job’s energy and creativity have contributed to a variety of creative, technological and educational industries in Wellington. We wanted to do something in the region which both remembered and celebrated his life,” says Mark Grace, one of the organisers.

Duncan Babbage, a Wellington Academic at Massey University, says: “Steve Jobs was a visionary. He had the rare insight to see how things should be, without being blinded by the way things had been done to date. Steve consistently delivered on his vision — ‘Real artists ship.’ He provided unparalleled leadership in the technology industry. Yet his example has the potential for far wider influence — how might my own life, priorities and directions be reshaped if I too became open to a different future, unblinded by the way I’ve done things until now? As such, this memorial is a chance to both consider Steve’s life, and our own.”

The service will be held on Thursday 13 October at 1pm at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on the corners of Molesworth & Hill Streets.

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