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Steve Jobs of Apple Dies at 56

By JOHN MARKOFF

Steven P. Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple who helped usher in the era of personal computers and then did nothing less than lead a cultural transformation in the way music, movies and mobile communications were experienced in the digital age, died Wednesday in Palo Alto, Calif.. He was 56.

The death was announced by Apple, the company Mr. Jobs and his high school friend Stephen Wozniak started in 1976 in a suburban California garage.

Full 5 page article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/business/steve-jobs-of-apple-dies-at-56.html

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Pretty interesting guy really, learned some new things reading that article.

After dropping out of Reed College, a stronghold of liberal thought in Portland, Ore., in 1972, Mr. Jobs led a countercultural lifestyle himself. He told a reporter that taking LSD was one of the two or three most important things he had done in his life. He said there were things about him that people who had not tried psychedelics — even people who knew him well, including his wife — could never understand.
He had a number of well-publicized romantic relationships, including one with the folk singer Joan Baez, before marrying Laurene Powell.
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Well, it didn't take long for the Freaky Phelps clan to get in on the action. Ugh ::doh::

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/06/westboro-baptist-church-steve-jobs-funeral_n_998032.html

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Westboro Baptist church Leader, Margie J. Phelps, Tweets Picket Of Steve Jobs Funeral From An iPhone

Steve Jobs' death has garnered a number of reactions, but none as bizarre as this.

Westboro Baptist Church leader Margie J. Phelps has announced that the group will picket the Apple co-founder's funeral, condemning him for "teaching his neighbors to sin." While their actually reasons for promoting the picket seem a bit unclear, how Phelps made the announcement is causing quite a stir (and garnering a few laughs).

She tweeted from an iPhone.

The tweet that has critics pointing out the irony says little more than "He is in hell." The controversial church seems to be sticking by their words, however ignoring criticism for the method used to get out their message.

The first shocking tweet is below.

After a number of groups pointed out the irony, Phelps continued to tweet, typing, "Rebels mad cuz I used iPhone to tell you Steve Jobs is in hell.God created iPhone for that purpose!"

The church, which has become famous for its unofficial "God Hates Fags" slogan, has been at the center of many controversial pickets in recent years, including sending congregation members to protest at the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards. As if that wasn't enough, the church also picketed the funerals of those killed in the Arizona shootings, an act many found particularly distasteful.

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