So, we’ve all heard at this stage that Steve Jobs has left us. I’ll leave it for better writers than myself to express the degree to which we’ve lost a visionary, even if I still use a PC for all of my computing needs. (Don’t tell anyone.)
In response to Jobs’s death, the ladies of Westboro Baptist Church, shown here …
… promptly tweeted the following:
Westboro will picket his funeral. He had a huge platform; gave God no glory & taught sin. MT
@AP: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died at 56.
Sent, not surprisingly, from their iPhone. After the irony of their medium was pointed out to them, the response was obvious:
I can’t say I’m surprised that they’re doing this, though I wonder how they’re going to tie it all in with homosexuality since that’s their gimmick. Some would say that giving them publicity like this is exactly what they want, but I really don’t think this post will be boosting their signal to any measurable degree.