Archives for October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs remembered at University Village Apple Store (PHOTOS, UPDATES)

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, passed away today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old.

While Steve Jobs himself was far removed from our neighborhood, the reach of his work, vision, and passion most certainly is not. And it was with that thought that I went down to University Village’s Apple Store three times after Jobs’ death, to see what folks were doing to mark the occasion:


Evening of Wednesday, October 5

Lots of news trucks. This is just two of the four that I could see.

Cameras and reporters queuing up for live shots.

A few people were leaving messages on the black film currently covering the windows — the store is in the process of getting a makeover, and is set to reopen on Friday, October 7.

A few bouquets of flowers, some personal notes, and a single lit candle had been left next to the entrance.

And the iconic logo’s lights had been turned off.


Morning of Thursday, October 6

I noted at the time (on twitter): Small but constant stream of folks walking by the @UVillage Apple Store. Stopping for a few moments, in silence. Taking pictures.

GeekWire was by the store after I was, and captured more of the comments left on the store windows.

The SunBreak also stopped by. Editor and Publisher Michael van Baker shares his thoughts on the memorial here.

The Seattle P-I’s Big Blog has a post up, which includes a photo slideshow.

The Seattle Times has posted a video of some Seattle residents visiting the store and sharing their thoughts (verbally and on the black windows).


Evening of Thursday, October 6

City Council Candidates Forum coming to Magnuson Park

The Northeast District Council invites you to a City Council Candidates Forum on Monday, October 17, from 7-9 PM. The forum is being held at Magnuson Park Building 406 (The Brig).

Confirmed candidates as of October 4th are as follows (names linked to campaign sites; “I” stands for “incumbent”):

Position 1: Bobby Forch and Jean Godden (I)

Position 3: Bruce Harrell (I) and Brad Meacham

Position 5: Dale Pusey and Tom Rasmussen (I)

Position 7: David Schraer

Position 9: Sally Clark (I) and Dian Ferguson

The King County General Election date is November 8, 2011 (when mail-in ballots are due). Statements from all candidates are available at the King County Elections website.