California, tech, TV pay tribute to Steve Jobs

California's governor declares today "Steve Jobs Day" as tech luminaries gather at Stanford to honor the late Apple co-founder.

As the tech world pauses to honor Steve Jobs, the state of California is also honoring the late Apple co-founder.

California Gov. Jerry Brown, in an announcement made on Twitter, declared today as "Steve Jobs Day" in the Golden State.

Silicon Valley royalty will be assembling today at Stanford University to pay their respects to Jobs at a memorial service organized by Apple. The company has sent invitations for the private event to some of the Valley's biggest names, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Also Sunday, the Discovery Channel plans to run an hour-long special about Jobs called "iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World." MythBusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman pay tribute to Jobs through interviews with people whose lives and careers were impacted by Jobs, including Stevie Wonder, Tom Brokaw, and Apple employees.

Apple also plans to hold a companywide celebration of the Apple co-founder's life on Wednesday morning at the company's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.

Jobs, who died October 5 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, was buried a few days later during a private, non-denominational funeral in Santa Clara County.

 

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