The “Steve Jobs as Jesus” meme

With the years of rumors and flurry of last-minute hype about Apple’s newly announced iPad tablet computer, the “Jobs as Jesus” meme has seen renewed attention.

Here’s Chairman Steve and his newest toy:

Why, sir, what is that tablet you hold before us?

Yes, yes, thou shall not steal! DRM will ensure that…

Thou shalt not smite Steve! Not sure where I found this now. That’s Woz in the pink shirt. I’m not sure who they other men are.

This could have been Jobs in 2001, when he introduced the iPod. Jews for Jesus has something to say about this in a PDF file, by the way.But I’d rather line up a few pictures. It’s more fun that way. Heck, even The Economist is into it!

Moving away from Jobs as Jesus, and more into the field of Jobs as having magical powers to destroy Nintendos:

My droogs at The Register have my favorite picture. Gaze deep into the swirling orb of wonder that His Steve-iness holds before you…

So, is Jobs Jesus? No. He’s a brilliant executive. Given my very brief e-mail correspondence with him, I think he’s a nice guy. (I may be in the minority on that.) He’s very lucky to be alive, having survived a cancer and a liver transplant. He’s got an innate ability to reach into our modern mentalities and make us use his devices. Not many people can say that.

Keep up the great work, Steve. Just as General Debauchery has even more on the meme, it’s fun to watch and see what you are able to drive your army of ants to create.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.