Published on March 5th, 2014 | by admin
Apple Founder Steve Jobs Receives US Stamp Of Approval
Apple computer co-founder Steve Jobs has received many accolades down the years. Along with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, he founded Apple in 1976 to develop and sell personal computers.
Steve Jobs, who created the Macintosh computer in his garage, has been described as the ‘Father of the Digital Revolution’ and a ‘master of innovation’ having overseen the development of the iMac, iTunes, iPod and iPad before he passed away in 2011 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
It seems hard to believe but Apple was actually on the brink of bankruptcy when Steve Jobs returned for a second spell at the company having originally left in 1985 after a power struggle with the board of directors.
He has already been posthumously honoured with a special Grammy Merit Award and a Disney Legends Award and now he is set to receive the stamp of approval following news from the US Postal Service that Steve Jobs will appear on a commemorative postage stamp in 2015.
Many observers have commented that it is somewhat ironic that many of his creations have helped reduce the need to send physical mail.
According to Keith Heddle at Stanley Gibbons the whole of the digital world wouldn’t exist if not for the Penny Black stamp which was the world’s first postage stamp which marked the world’s first communication revolution way back in 1840.
Steve Jobs will follow in the footsteps of other distinguished deceased icons who have received their own stamps in the past including Elvis Presley, Johnny Carson, Michael Jackson and James Brown.
We eagerly await to see the official design for the new stamp in due course when it is released by the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee in due course.