There’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and … Steve Jobs Day? Yep, it’s true: If you live in California, then today — October 16 — is officially Steve Jobs Day.
So make sure to wear your best mock turtleneck, take the license plate off your car (note: don’t actually do this), put on a Bob Dylan album, and maybe brush up on your calligraphy to pay tribute to Apple’s co-founder!
Although it’s not a mandated day off work (and why on earth would a day named after Steve Jobs mean no work?), Steve Jobs Day is a real thing. Back in 2011, it was announced by California Governor Jerry Brown. In a tweet that’s seemingly no longer available, Brown wrote, “This Sunday will be Steve Jobs Day in the State of California.”
Coming shortly after Jobs’ death on October 5, the day coincided with the memorial service dedicated to the life of Apple’s former CEO and co-founder. It was intended to offer official recognition of the massive outpouring of grief around the world that followed Jobs’ passing.
To honor Steve Jobs Day, here is one of my favorite in-depth interviews with the late Apple co-founder: