Friday, March 9, 2012

Steve Jobs officially recognized in Tompkins Square Park

Back in November, workers from Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project planted a Dawn Redwood tree in Tompkins Square Park in honor of Steve Jobs, the late founder of Apple...

[Bobby Williams]

There was some discussion in the EV Grieve comments... Both positive...

I like this. The Macintosh empowered creative people and gave expression, connection, and life to an entire community that woud otherwise have been ignored by the big computer and software companies. For this we can thank Steve Jobs, and planting a beautiful redwood tree in our park, (that has lost too many trees this year) seems humble and appropriate.

...and more, uh, critical, like from nygrump...

Who the fuck 'authorized' a tree for steve jobs. what the fuck did he do for the East Village that would warrant a tree. - oh wait, under fascism we glorify the corporate heads.

... and inquisitive, like this from Stedman...

How is Steve Jobs connected to the East Village? Seriously. I want to know.

How about we dedicate the tree to Bob Arihood instead?

Only bringing this up because a worker has added Jobs's name to the tree plaque in the Park... (it's the one on the bottom, below Andrew Johnston, an East Village resident and a writer for Time Out, who died of colon cancer on Oct. 26, 2008).


Previously on EV Grieve:
RUMORS: Memorial tree for Steve Jobs planned for Tompkins Square Park

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would be nice if there was more than 1 woman on the list!

tiny tim said...

Yawn. Steve Jobs is nothing but a capitalist who happened to make good computing devices. He didn't really do anything besides that and that warrants a tree these days?
why not honor the head of exxon/mobil, he sells gas. How about Ray Kroc,he made hamburgers.

The diefication of Steve Jobs nauseates me.

glamma said...

Wow, this is f*cking sacrilege. WTF!
Not Cool At All

Anonymous said...

Steve Jobs is already an international icon/idol, who sold billions upon billions of devices and computers to people who are slavishly devoted to his brand...and he needs more recognition? I don't think so, besides he is not a New Yorker. I wonder if he ever even set foot in the EV or TSP.

Dave said...

Two things I must say:

First, to say that Steve Jobs is no more important than the head of Exxon is absolute bullshit - get a clue you hater.

Second, must I remind everyone "Stay hungry Stay Foolish" was not Steve Jobs quote. It was quoted from the Whole Earth Catalog and he even included the reference during his speech.

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if there wuz a tree to GRINGO

tiny tim said...

Explain to me why Jobs is more important than the head of Exxon. As far as I know he didn't invent the computer he just found a way to sell it better. I own Apple products but I don't get the deification that's all. He wasn't a great humanitarian, he was a great seller. From what I understand he wasn't even that nice a guy.

Anonymous said...

what about a tree to pope mickey He put a lot of green in the hood