Steve Jobs to be stamped by USPS
The U.S. Postal Service will soon be honoring the founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, with his own stamp. A newly released document by the US Postal Services’ The Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee lists an assortment of important individuals worthy of this honor. The list, uncovered by the Washington Post, includes three differently coded groups: Red (indicative of “in design development”), Green (noting “design approved”) and Black (indicating “not yet in design”).
Yesterday the US Postal Service gave its official approval to a proposed commemorative stamp honoring Steve Jobs. It was reported that the Jobs stamp will be part of a special collectible series next year. Jobs, who co-founded founded Apple (then Apple Computers) with his friend Steve Wozniak, died in 2011 after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. Jobs was responsible for the construction of the Apple Macintosh which just marked its thirtieth anniversary.
In the 1980s Jobs was pushed out of Apple, created Next Computers, gained ownership of the Pixar Animation Studios and returned to Apple in the 1990s. Jobs’ technological legacy alone includes such products as the iPod, iMac, MacBook, iPhone and iPad.
Today Jobs is a part of a select group post office honorees that includes the likes of James Brown, Shirley Chisholm, Elvis Presley and even Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Jobs featured in the Red “(in design development”) list is slotted into the category of “Social Awareness.” Jobs has been previously honored by other organizations including a Disney Legends Award, a special posthumous Grammy Merit Award and induction into the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame. Jobs was also featured in an exhibit at the US Patent Office Museum and also has a building at the Pixar Animation Studios named after him.
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