Apple Stores To Observe “Hour Of Silence” On October 19, Honor Fallen CEO
In a special tribute to their fallen co-founder and leader Apple may close their Apple Stores for one hour on October 19 so they can observed an hour of silence for Steve Jobs.
According to 9to5 the stores would close at 1PM Eastern and staff would be offered the chance to watch a free live broadcast from inside the company’s Cupertino headquarters before returning to work.
Recently Apple CEO Tim Cook said that in honor of Jobs’ work at Apple the company was making “arrangements for employees outside of Cupertino” and this 1-hour work stoppage would seem to align with his statement.
The 1-hour work stoppage isn’t the only tribute Apple executives have called for, a private memorial is planned for October 16 and California Governor Jerry Brown has already October 16 at “Steve Jobs Day.”
If you’ve read any biographies about his work ethic it almost seems like a bunch of employees sitting around doing nothing is the exact opposite of what he would want. Do you think Apple’s one hour work stop is the right way to honor Steve Jobs?