Steve Jobs to get a US postage stamp in 2015
The United States Postal Service has long issued commemorative stamps honoring events, things, and people that shaped the nation and world over the years, and next year the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be joining those ranks. According to a document obtained by The Washington Post, Steve Jobs will be in the USPS Class of 2015 alongside the likes of (here are some iTunes links…) Jimi Hendrix, Harvey Milk, Johnny Carson, Elvis Presley (a reissue of the popular 1993 stamp), and others.
The USPS hopes the commemorative stamps will be collectibles as well (hence the re-release of the Elvis Presley stamp), though the philatelists out there are a relatively small portion of Postal Service's declining revenue. The profitable first class mail business has been decimated by email over the past decade, thanks in no small part to the contributions of Steve Jobs and Apple. It's no small feat to be so impactful that the USPS feels compelled to honor you despite the fact that the work that you've done is dismantling the core of their business.
Check out the full list of 2015 USPS stamps here, and let us know if you plan on sending any letters bearing the face of Jobs.
Source: The Washington Post