Steve Jobs Day is October 14: Cancer Research for His Legacy?
October 14, 2011 is Steve Jobs Day
A few fans of Apple's iconic co-founder have organized Steve Jobs Day 2011, which will see meet-ups all over the world. These Steve Jobs Day meetups involve black turtlenecks and the Mac enthusiasts who wear them; the meetups are at Apple stores and sties key to the company's history.
If we're looking at Steve Jobs Day, shouldn't we also think about what killed him? Pancreatic cancer (aka "a death sentence").
The Steve Jobs Day website also has a link through which you can donate money for cancer research in Jobs' honor.
However, recession-strapped iPhone fans may not be as deep a source of cancer-research funding as, say, the biggest tech firm in Silicon Valley... the very firm that Steve Jobs co-founded.
Sydney-based designer (and friend of mine) Ben Crothers started Donate Different, a petition to encourage Apple to donate a dollar from each iPhone sale to pancreatic cancer research. That would be... carry the one... a lot of dollars.