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Steve Jobs Posthumously Honored With President’s Award By Cupertino Chamber Of Commerce


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Apple spokesman Michael Foulkes accepted the award on behalf of the company's co-founder.

The Cupertino Chamber of Commerce posthumously awarded Apple co-founder Steve Jobs with the President’s Award at a banquet held over the weekend. Apple spokesman Michael Foulkes, who was there to accept the award, was choked up after the council showed a short tribute clip that combined photos of Steve with a video of his last presentation to the council.

It was the same video that the council released shortly after Steve passed away last October.

“I forgot I was going to see a video of Steve, which is always hard to see,” Foulkes said, according to the Palo Alto Patch. “So, thank you Chamber of Commerce for this award. Steve hated awards, especially awards about him so I’m going to be very quick.”

We all miss him so much here, but, um, he believed that technology was a mental bicycle and that’s all it was; nothing more, nothing less. It should make each of us be better than we are. He always followed that and the company still follows that, and hopefully will follow it for generations to come.

So Steve lives in all of us. Those who worked with him miss him dearly but he lives in our hearts. All of you who have a device at home or in your pockets, hopefully that is your mental bicycle and make you be a better person than you are.

Foulkes concluded by talking about Apple Campus 2, which was designed by Steve and will be built on HP’s campus in Cupertino. “It’s something that is an engineering marvel that will rival any building on the planet,” Foulkes said, “and something that Steve, up till the end made sure was going to be a lasting legacy for Cupertino and Apple.”

A photograph of Steve's award, courtesy of the Palo Alto Patch.


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