I sent this to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is my second message. First there was a small private ceremony for family and close friends. This was as it should be. The great loss millions of us feel pales in comparison with theirs. Then there was the large, invitation only memorial at Stanford. The famous and notable got to share in paying their respects, but we were locked out. Now there will be a third memorial open only to Apple employees. So memorials have been held for three groups: the family, the famous, and the employees. A much larger but very important group has been left out: the billions of loyal Apple customers and fans of Steve Jobs. I've been a customer and fan since the beginning before many Apple employees were born. Where would Apple be without us?
The televised week-long ceremonies when President Reagan died and the funeral of Princess Diana were moving and helpful. I know...they were public figures. Maybe Steve Jobs wasn't technically a public figure, but for all practical purposes, he was the most public figure of our time.
I have read everything I could find on the Internet and in magazines, and I watched "iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World," and I look forward to reading Walter Isaacson's book on my iPad as soon as it comes out, but it would have been nice if something could have been arranged for the people who line up for hours outside Apple stores for the latest iPhone.
Thank you for establishing this email address for us to send our thoughts and condolences, but this is a loney process. I would have liked to feel a part of a larger group like I did with President Reagan. Maybe it's appropriate for the employees event to remain private, but if you have a video of the Stanford eventand I bet you doplease consider making it available.
A member of the large forgotten group
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